The family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor are not on the same loop regarding the bail which Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, granted him on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
Justice Nyako had granted Kanu bail on stringent terms. One of the conditions is that he must present a Jewish leader as surety.
But a family source told TheCable that the IPOB leader had rejected the order for his conditional release.
According to the source, “Nnamdi Kanu has said he will not accept the bail until other persons he was charged alongside are granted bail as well.”
“You know how he is. That is his decision.”
However, Ejiofor said his client had not rejected the bail.
But Israel and Sally Kanu, the IPOB leader’s parents, are not satisfied with the conditions given for the release of their son, hence they have called for his unconditional release.
Kanu alongside other 3 accused persons, Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, and David Nwawuisi, are facing trial for an alleged treasonable felony.
Justice Nyako had quashed 6 of the 11-count charge filed against them. But she sustained the rest which bordered on treason.
Kanu has been in Kuje prisons since 2015 in Abuja.
There were wild celebrations in the south-east at the news of Kanu securing bail. But the celebrations were punctured when the conditions of his release became clear.
Meanwhile, Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, and Femi Fani-Kayode were among those who came to show solidarity with the IPOB leader at the court on Tuesday.
Culled From: TheCable