Kanu’s Bail Application: Court Sets December 17

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Thursday, December 17, to rule on whether to admit on bail, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra and operator of Radio Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave the date on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after taking arguments from both parties involved in the bail application.

Mr Kanu had been in detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) since October, when he was apprehended by operatives of the agency.

Reacting to the bail application, counsel to the DSS, Moses Idakwo, asked the court not to admit the suspect on bail because he was allegedly involved in terrorism acts.

Mr Idakwo told Justice Ademola that the Federal Government was in possession of details of the accused person’s bank accounts in U.S. dollars and pound sterling from where he had been financing terrorism acts against the country.

The counsel also submitted that Kanu has dual citizenship of Britain and Nigeria and that he could flee and escape justice if allowed to go on bail.

Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Vincent Obeta, dismissed the claims of the DSS on the grounds that they were speculative and not supported with any documents or facts.

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