Court throws out Nnamdi Kanu’s fresh bail request


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has thrown out a request by the detained leader of the Biafra nation agitators, Nnamdi Kanu for restoration of his revoked bail.

The trial high court judge, Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako, also declined Kanu’s separate request for an order directing his relocation from  the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to a house arrest or prison custody.

The Judge cited want of merit for refusing the requests.

In a ruling on Monday, Justice Nyako said that she found as a fact that Kanu jumped the bail earlier granted him and escaped out of the country.

The Judge also held that the sureties who stood for him in the earlier bail had applied to be discharged and had been discharged on the ground that they could not locate Kanu and did not know his whereabouts.

Justice Nyako said that the only option left for Kanu was to go to the Court of Appeal and exercise his right of appeal.

The Judge disagreed with Kanu’s lead counsel that the Supreme Court held that the earlier bail granted him ought not to have been revoked, adding that she had perused the Supreme Court judgment copy and did not see the claim of the lawyer.

Meanwhile, as at the time of this report, Kanu is shouting on top of his voice, insisting he would not stand trial before any court in Nigeria.

He is contending that any attempt to put him on trial would amount to a breach of Nigeria’s Constitution and the international laws.

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