The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony. Trial Justice Binta Nyako said her decision to release Kanu on bail was based on health grounds.
The IPOB leader is expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a serving Senator of Igbo extraction, a Jewish religious leader and highly respected person, who own land anywhere in Abuja. Each of the sureties is to deposit 100 million naira each.
Kanu was also ordered never to grant any interviews to the press, nor attend any rally pending the outcome of his trial. Justice Nyako equally held that Kanu must sign an undertaken to make himself available for trial at all times.
Justice Binta Nyako made it clear that Kanu’s bail will be revoked, if any of the orders are flouted. Kanu has been returned to Kuje Prison pending perfection of his bail conditions. Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose was among dignitaries that were in court for the ruling.