Appeal Court Denies Bail Application of Nnamdi kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu who has being in custody for some time now on a court charge of treason by the Federal High Court took the case to the Appeal court for bail application.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the decision of the Federal High Court to deny the bail application.
Nnamdi Kanu was arrested by the State Security Service (DSS) in Lagos last October on conspiracy and terrorism charges that were later dropped. After the Abuja High Court ruled he should be released, new charges were pressed against him and two other defendants Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
President Buhari, during a media chat in December said that the DSS disobeyed court orders due to the “atrocities” which he allegedly committed. There’s a treasonable felony case against him.” he said
The Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki in his ruling said that the Federal High Court was right denying bail application because of the nature and circumstances of Nnamdi Kanu’s case.
According to Justice Abdul Aboki, “The Federal High Court has the power to decide on the matter and the exercise of such discretion by the trial judge did not amount to the denial. The ruling of the trial court is hereby upheld”.