26th April, 2017
Despite the bail granted him on Tuesday by an Abuja Federal High Court, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is still in prison.
It was learnt that the IPOB leader is still in prison because he has not been able to meet the stringent bail conditions for his freedom.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja granted Kanu bail on health grounds but refused bail to three of the defendants charged along with the IPOB leader.
The judge granted bail to Kanu in the aggregate sum of N300 million. Others charged with him are: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
The judge ordered Kanu to produce three sureties in the sum of N100 million bail bond each.
According to the judge, the sureties must include a renowned Jewish leader in Nigeria, a political leader of Igbo extraction such as a senator, and a highly respected citizen with landed property in Abuja having a verifiable Certificate of Occupancy.
The judge also ordered Kanu to deposit his Nigerian and British International Passports, adding that he shall not grant interviews or attend rallies while on bail.
The judge demanded a monthly update on the medical status of Kanu.
“I am of the opinion that the 1st defendant needs a better health attention that the Prisons Service is unable to provide. I hereby use my discretion and grant the 1st defendant bail on the following conditions,” she added.
Kanu was taken back to Kuje Prison by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to await the fulfilment of his bail conditions.