FG urges court to return Nnamdi Kanu back to prison
- The federal government has begun moves to send Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to prison
- The government accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of flouting his bail conditions
- The government urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail
A report by Daily Post indicates that the federal government has demanded that IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be returned to prison.
According to the report, the government urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Kanu.
The government argued that the IPOB leader had not only breached the conditions attached to his bail but had conducted himself in manners that threaten public peace.
This was part of a counter-motion, filed by Magaji Labaran of the federal ministry of justice, urging the court to dismiss an application by Kanu, seeking a review of the bail conditions.
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“The offence for which he (Kanu) is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; the court, not withstanding, granted bail to the 1st defendant/applicant (Kanu) on health grounds on 25th April 2017.
“Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies; that he should file, in court, medical updates of his health status every month. The bail conditions were perfected by the 1st defendant/applicant, which he is currently enjoying.
“Rather than observing all the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant, in fragrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions given by the court.
“The 1st defendant equally incited his members to disrupt, disallow and boycott elections in South East states, starting with Anambra state gubernatorial election scheduled for November 18 if the federal government failed to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra,” the counter-motion stated.
Kanu was granted bail on April 25, 2017 on health ground.
The IPOB leader and four others are being tried before the Federal High Court, Abuja on offences relating to conspiracy and treasonable felony.
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Meanwhile, a video has emerged of Kanu inspecting young men and women who volunteered to be members of the Biafra Security Service.
Watch the video of Kanu after he was granted bail earlier this year on Legit.ng TV: