The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu and send him back to prison.
The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 on health grounds, he has allegedly conducted himself in manners that threaten public peace.
It cited Kanu’s alleged threat that elections would not hold in South East states until the Federal Government conducted referendum on whether or not Biafra should secede and instances where the IPOB leader addressed crowds exceeding 10 and threatened civil disobedience, as against the court’s directive that he must not be seen in a crowd of over 10 people.
The government, in a counter-motion filed by Magaji Labaran of the Federal Ministry of Justice, urged the court to dismiss an application by Kanu, seeking a review of the bail conditions.
Kanu and four other suspected IPOB members – Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie – are being tried before the Federal High Court, Abuja on offences relating to conspiracy and treasonable felony.