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Why Nnamdi Kanu Lost In Court

Why Nnamdi Kanu Lost In Court

2 years ago
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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has lost the move to regain freedom, yet again.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a fresh application detained Kanu filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government levelled against him.

Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court rejected Kanu’s application seeking to grant him bail.

The IPOB leader had sought the court’s permission to discharge the earlier order revoking his bail.

Justice Binta Nyako in her ruling refused him the plea saying that Kanu has not provided sufficient reasons to warrant the court to set aside its order.

She then dismissed the application for being an abuse of court process.

According to her: “The present application amounts to an abuse of court process for attempting to relitigate an issue already decided by the court.

“If the Defendant is dissatisfaction, he has the Appeal Court to go to.

“This application is accordingly dismissed”, Justice Nyako held.

Also, Justice Nyako stated: “In fact, his sureties told the court that they did not know the whereabouts of the Defendant and even applied to be discharged from the matter.

Contending that he was denied fair hearing before his bail was revoked, Kanu, attached eight exhibits that included photographs, as well as an affidavit he deposed to from Isreal after he fled from the country.

On this the judge defended: “…the Defendant was not denied fair hearing.”

Justices Nyako held that though a court could vacate a previous order when confronted with a cogent and verifiable reason, “in the instant case, I have not been given any, neither have I been given any reason to set-aside the order.

Prime business Africa recalls that the IPOB arrowhead had urged the court to set aside the order it made on March 28, 2019, which not only issued a bench warrant for his arrest, but also gave FG the nod to try him in absentia.

The IPOB leader told the court that contrary to FG’s allegation that he jumped bail, he said that he fled for his life after his home town at Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia State, was invaded by soldiers, which he said led to the death of 28 persons.


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