The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was on Friday denied bail by Justice John Tsoho of the federal high court, Abuja.
Justice Tsoho ruled that Kanu was a threat to national security, adding that if released might commit the same offence again. The judge added that there was a probability that Kanu might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship. He therefore ruled that Kanu be remanded in prison custody, and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case.
While Kanu’s counsel, Nnoruka Udechukwu, (SAN), urged the court to release him, stating that the offence he was alleged to have committed was a bailable one, Mohammed Diri, counsel to the federal government, said he was “seriously opposed to the bail application,” because Kanu might jump bail if released. Kanu alongside Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi is facing a six- count charge of treasonable felony.