Breaking News: IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, bail has been revoked – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, March 28, issued a bench warrant for the re-arrest of the fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
In a judgement presided over by Justice Binta Nyako gave the order in a ruling on Thursday after revoking the bail granted to the IPOB leader. She explained that the court gave the order because Mr Kanu had failed to appear in court after his bail was granted in April 2017. Justice Nyako, according to the report, also ruled that the trial of the runaway IPOB leader must continue even in his absence before adjourning the case to June 18.
Nwoko also raised heavy allegations against the duo among which was collecting money from Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February 23 election. Speaking at a press briefing in Enugu on Friday, March 23, aggrieved Nwoko also said Kanu had failed and was inconsequential to the movement.
She gave the orders while ruling on an application filed before the court by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Magaji Labaran. Mr Labaran had urged the court to try Kanu in absentia in line with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act since he has failed to make himself available for trial.
He also asked the court to revoke the bail granted to the IPOB leader for failing to comply with his bail conditions which included making himself available for trial.
Justice Nyako had granted Kanu bail on health grounds on April 25, 2017, and asked him to present three sureties, one of whom must be a serving senator, a Jewish religious leader and a highly respected person who must own a landed property in Abuja.
The judge warned the IPOB leader against granting press interviews, holding rallies or being in a gathering of more than 10 persons while on bail. She had also warned him that the bail would be revoked if he flouts any of the conditions.