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Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by DropShot: 3:07pm On Mar 20
ABUJ – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, fixed April 25 to decide whether or not the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, should be released on bail pending his trial. Trial Justice Binta Nyako equally adjourned to rule on separate bail applications by three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with Kanu.

The defendants who are answering to five-count criminal charge the Federal Government preferred against them, through their respective lawyers, prayed the court to grant them bail. They contended that all the allegations FG levelled against them were bailable offences. Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, stressed that the court had in a ruling on March 1, struck out six out of eleven count charges FG initially slammed against the defendants. He noted that charges that were struck out by the court bordered on criminal conspiracy and alleged involvement of the defendants in acts of terrorism. According to Ejiofor, that aspect of the charge having been expunged by the court, there was no basis for both Kanu and the other defendants to still remain in prison custody. His argument was adopted by counsel to all the other defendants, who maintained that going by the pending charges, they no longer posed security threat to warrant their continued detention. Meantime, Justice Nyako also fixed April 6 to determine merit of application by the defendants, asking her to vary the order that gave FG the nod to shield identities of all the witnesses billed to testify against them. The trial Judge not only okayed the witnesses to testify behind a screen, she also granted an order permitting them to use pseudo names. Though the court agreed to mask the witnesses from the public, it held that the defendants and their lawyers would be allowed to see them.

Dissatisfied with the decision, all the defendants applied for a review of the ruling, saying they would not submit themselves to any form of secret trial. Kanu had insisted that he would want the public and members of the press to be allowed to see faces of those testifying against him. “I was accused in public and I must be tried in public. No one can try me in secret! No secret trial! I will not accept that, no way!”, Kanu bellowed from the dock at the last adjourned date. It will be recalled that Justice Nyako struck out six charges against the defendants on the premise that they were not supported by the proof of evidence FG adduced against them. The Judge held that none of the six charges established a prima-facie criminal case against any of the defendants.

She said the fact that IPOB was not an organisation registered in Nigeria did not make it an illegal society. “It may be true that IPOB is not registered in Nigeria, but does that make it an illegal organisation”, the Judge queried. Whereas the court branded some of the terminated charges as “hollow” and “scanty”, it however sustained five charges against the defendants. For instance, the court noted that FG failed to produce any evidence to support allegation in count-nine of the charge that the 2nd defendant, Onwudiwe, as National Coordinator of IPOB and Nwawuisi who was serving as MTN field Maintenance Engineer in Enugu State, conspired to install Radio Biafra transmitters on MTN masts sited at Ogun Road near St. Michael Church, Enugu, having agreed for the payment and receipt of N150, 000. As well as the allegation that Onwudiwe committed an act preparatory to an act of terrorism by carrying out research for the purpose of identifying and gathering of improvised explosives device, IED, making materials to be used against the Nigerian security operatives carrying out their lawful duties. According to Justice Nyako, FG ought to have charged Onwudiwe before a Magistrate Court over his alleged intention to commit an act of terrorism. She said FG did not establish any ingredient of crime in its allegation that Kanu had between March and April 2015, imported into Nigeria a radio Transmitter known as TRAM 50L and kept it in a container that was left in custody of the 3rd defendant, Madubugwu, at Ubuluisiuzor in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.

The court however held that Kanu has a case to answer pertaining to allegation in count-four that he lied that the Radio Transmitter was concealed in a container of used household items which the defendant declared as unused household items. Whereas the court struck out counts 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 of the charges, it however sustained counts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8. The sustained charges, to which all the defendants entered a fresh plea of not guilty on Wednesday , borders on conspiracy, treasonable felony, publication of defamatory matter and Kanu’s alleged importation of goods contrary and punishable under section 47(2) (a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act, Cap C45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. In count three of the pending charges, FG alleged that Kanu had in a broadcast he made in London on April 28, 2015, through Radio Biafra, referred to President Muhammadu Buhari as “a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil”. Specifically, Kanu who was hitherto the Director of Radio Biafra and Television, is facing four out of the five remaining charges.

FG alleged that Kanu being the leader of IPOB, conspired with his co-defendants and others now at large, on diverse dates in 2014 and 2915, in Nigeria and London, to broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas, preparations for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states, to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with a view to constituting same into a Republic of Biafra. They were said to have committed an offence punishable under section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Madubugwu was accused of having in his possession at his house, one Emerald Magnum Pump Action Gun with serial number TS 870- 113- 0046, one Delta Magnum Pump Action Gun with serial number 501, and 41 Cartridges/ Ammunition, without lawful authority or licence.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/biafra-court-rules-kanu-others-bail-request-april-25/

Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by DropShot: 3:08pm On Mar 20
I thought this Liepod Chief had one million soldiers to unleash havoc should he be arrested?

Where are the riffles? Where are the soldiers?

He never cheechomthing! grin grin grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by ExAngel007(f): 3:09pm On Mar 20
postpone? this man should be in jail by now. sad

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by coolitempa(f): 3:17pm On Mar 20
The terrorist is not leaving prison any time soon...enjoy your Kuje beans muumuu.... grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Uteghe(m): 3:18pm On Mar 20
Nnamdi Kanu can't get bail. Terrorism is not a bailable offence.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by reptile1: 3:23pm On Mar 20
DropShot:
I thought this Liepod Chief had one million soldiers to unleash havoc should he be arrested?

Where are the riffles? Where are the soldiers?

He never cheechomthing! grin grin grin

U carry KANU matter for head like Congolese bread. U go soon tire like others grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by ProDNA: 3:24pm On Mar 20
God help us all.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by reptile1: 3:24pm On Mar 20
coolitempa:
The terrorist is not leaving prison any time soon...enjoy your Kuje beans muumuu.... grin

Like say u dey even eat good food. grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by KINGOFTHEEAST: 3:25pm On Mar 20
Uteghe:
Nnamdi Kanu can't get bail. Terrorism is not a bailable offence.
you wrote short epistle today what happened to the long notes ? are you tired ? no one cares

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Draei: 3:27pm On Mar 20
Enough of postponing his case, lock the
niggur up till he senses resumes from holiday.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by KINGOFTHEEAST: 3:27pm On Mar 20
Yoruba Muslims if nnamdi KANU can be causing heart attacks to you people am okay

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by coolitempa(f): 3:28pm On Mar 20
reptile1:


Like say u dey even eat good food. grin

I just enjoyed a full Italian meal....want some... grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by SuperStriker: 3:30pm On Mar 20
They should just release Nnamdi kanu and close this case. embarassed

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by reptile1: 3:36pm On Mar 20
coolitempa:


I just enjoyed a full Italian meal....want some... grin

One cup of garri, two cubes of sugar and a bucket of water equals Italian meal. grin

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by ikp120(m): 3:37pm On Mar 20
Chai, I listened to what that guy (Kanu) said on those Youtube records, and all I could sense was deep hatred that CANNOT be blackmailed. sad sad

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by franchizy(m): 3:38pm On Mar 20
Kanu is a terorist, criminal, fraudster and an enemy of the state.

Kanu should be simply executed without further delays.

No bail for a terorist

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by franchizy(m): 3:40pm On Mar 20
ificatchmodeh:
The longer the keep him. The best for him and him n his dream.

They've only succeeded in making him a hero.. too bad.. government don't learn from history.

This is getting real.. funny how inevitable they've made biafra.

I wish ibos well

Which Hero?
Kanu is a terorist and a criminal. Kanu must be executed.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Edenoscar(m): 3:43pm On Mar 20
coolitempa:
The terrorist is not leaving prison any time soon...enjoy your Kuje beans muumuu.... grin
hehehe kuje beans abeg no make me laugh

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by KINGOFTHEEAST: 3:43pm On Mar 20
franchizy:


Which Hero?
Kanu is a terorist and a criminal. Kanu must be executed.
just like awolowo and baba suwe

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Ogene001: 3:45pm On Mar 20
DropShot:
I thought this Liepod Chief had one million soldiers to unleash havoc should he be arrested?

Where are the riffles? Where are the soldiers?

He never cheechomthing! grin grin grin
keep quiet!! court prosponed ruling is nothing for you to masturbate upon, its normal in all court proceedings

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by ESDKING: 3:47pm On Mar 20
God bless Nnamdi Kanu for having courage to liberate his people irrespective of the obstacles on his way.
God bless UMUIGBO all over the world.
One day shall be one day for us all, because nothing good comes easy.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by ificatchmodeh: 3:52pm On Mar 20
franchizy:


Which Hero?
Kanu is a terorist and a criminal. Kanu must be executed.

Lol..

You guys don't understand.. the government is worried about this movement.

They're scared..
The man already is a figure with cult following.
If anything happens to him.. nigeria won't be the same..
Forget all this online rant..

He's a political prisoner.. wheather the like it or not..he will e release by the same law that accused him..

Read your history book.. the longer he stay in there..the much certain his biafra is assured.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by omenkaLives: 3:52pm On Mar 20
Now they may go dry clean those rags and wait until April to wear them again.

#More rat balls to the Bleached Monkey's plate guards! cheesy

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Ceema1(f): 3:53pm On Mar 20
cheesy

we no go gree o, we no go gree.

Donald Trump must hear this.


Hahaha Hahahahaha, chai ipods no go kill person with laughter.

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by omenkaLives: 3:55pm On Mar 20
I know Wawa and Ebonyi igbos would like this, while Anambra igbos might not. cheesy

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by Emycord: 3:56pm On Mar 20
coolitempa:


I just enjoyed a full Italian meal....want some... grin
what happened to the nigerian ones. You guys import food too. I thought north feeds you all

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by omenkaLives: 3:57pm On Mar 20
Ceema1:
cheesy


we no go gree o, we no go gree.


Donald Trump must hear this.



Hahaha Hahahahaha, chai ipods no go kill person with laughter.
Okechukwu Trump already told Baba to tell LiePob to go fvck themselves. cheesy

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Re: Nnamdi Kanu's Bail Application - Court Postpones Ruling Till April 25! by PenisCaP: 3:58pm On Mar 20
Ogene001:

keep quiet!! court prosponed ruling is nothing for you to masturbate upon, its normal in all court proceedings
U dey mind that illiterate..
I kno hiz boxer is all soaked up now. grin

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