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Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Everfrank(m): 1:53pm On Jan 29, 2016
John Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Friday, denied Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, bail. The judge ruled that Kanu was a threat to national security, and as a result would not be granted bail. He held that if released Kanu might commit the same offence again, and that there was a probability that he might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship. He therefore ruled that Kanu be remanded in prison custody, and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case. Tsoho had fixed Friday for ruling on Kanu’s bail application which was argued on Monday. Arguing for Kanu’s release, Nnoruka Udechukwu, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), urged the court to release him, stating that the offence he was alleged to have committed was a bailable one. Udechukwu argued that the Criminal Justice Act, 2015, stipulated bail for anyone not accused of a capital offence.

He said that the offence of which Kanu was accused was a “civil rights” issue, adding that the right to agitate is guaranteed in a democracy. “The right to agitate is inherent in a democracy. People must not be denied of their rights to protest by way of being kept in custody,” he said. “If national security was a ground to throw people into detention the Criminal Justice Act would have said so.” Making his own submission, Mohammed Diri, counsel to the federal government, said he was “seriously opposed to this application.”

He argued that the application did not fulfil certain conditions spelt out in section 162 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2015. Diri said that Kanu might jump bail if released because according to his statement to the Department of State Services (DSS) he is a British citizen. “He sneaked into this country. He didn’t enter the country the proper way. He may sneak out,” he said. “I urge this court to refuse this application and order for accelerated hearing.” Kanu alongside Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi is facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony. Count one of the charges reads:

“That you, Nnamdi Kanu and other unknown persons now at large in London, United Kingdom, between the year 2014 and September 2015, with intention to levy war against Nigeria in order tto force the president to change his measures of being the president of the federation, head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the federation as defined in section 3 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by doing an act wit: Broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored by NBC for your preparations for the states in the southeast geo-political zone, south-south geo-political zone, the Igala community of Kogi and Idoma to secede from the federal republic of Nigeria and form themselves into a republic of Biafra, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 41 (C) of the criminal code act, CAP C38 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.” On December 23, 2015, he had refused to take his plea before Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, citing lack of confidence in the court.

This was after Adeniyi Ademola, another justice of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered the DSS to release him unconditionally, and after a chief magistrate court discharged and acquitted him of charges of criminal intimidation and management of an unlawful society.

Meanwhile, there was mild drama at the court over legal representation for Kanu. Kanu had written a letter to the judge, stating that his lawyers were only Chuks Muoma(SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, excluding Udechukwu, who argued his bail application, and Vincent Obetta, the counsel, who had represented him since the beginning of his trial at the chief magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja. In protest, Udechukwu announced that he was standing down, and asked the court to strike out his name as Kanu’s counsel.

But Muoma, in order not to stall the ruling, asked Justice Tsoho to rule on the defendant’s bail application even though Udechukwu, who argued it had pulled out. The judge thereafter delivered the ruling refusing Kanu bail.
https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-court-denies-nnamdi-kanu-bail

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by omoelesa(m): 1:54pm On Jan 29, 2016
Kikiki,laugh wan make me slap boko- haram.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by fweshh(m): 1:54pm On Jan 29, 2016
FG OF NIGERIA I HAIL THEE...YOU JUST DONT F**K WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF ANY NATION..very soon kanu and his chest beaters will be demoralised and made to succumb to the unity of our beloved country. GOD BLESS 9JA!!

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by HiddenShadow: 1:56pm On Jan 29, 2016
Someone should list the reasons giving by the court for rejecting Kanu's bail.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Progressive01(m): 1:57pm On Jan 29, 2016
Good!! Let the rhesus monkey rot in jail! grin

When the bagger landed on the soil of the zoo and was arrested by zoo keepers, they said his was a tactical move and the FG played into his hands, exposing how foolish the Kunu drinker is and what a wise asss Kanu is. grin

When the zoo keepers started feeding him with perboiled beans in a cage in the zoo, he requested that he be transferred to a smaller cage and the Ipod youths again went gaga with excitement, saying it was another great move by Kanu so he could have access to visitors and his lawyer. grin

Now wen Baba don begin dey show say him na person wey dey follow Kanu orders to a T, dem dey say na Tyrant him be. grin How?? cheesy

Now the fvcker can't even make up his mind as to who should represent him in court, his family too are busy fighting themselves, giving the sense that it is a family business. grin

Una eyes go see 99!

Eyaa. Life has been really tough for Ekpas in the last 24 hours. Not a single bad good news for them to celebrate. grin

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by TheArchangel(f): 1:57pm On Jan 29, 2016
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.....Nigeria operating on a mafian principle.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by seunmsg(m): 1:57pm On Jan 29, 2016
The Zoo is really dealing with the ipob thug leader. He will probably be spending the remainder of his miserable life rotting away in kuje prison. No matter the noise making protest by his fellow ipob thugs, the Nigerian judiciary would not be intimidated to free him.

The mumu dilector who can't even appoint a competent lawyer to represent him wants to lead an imaginary Biafra republic. He will have to do that from kuje prison now as he's not going home anytime soon.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Progressive01(m): 1:57pm On Jan 29, 2016
Praisemelody:
No matter what you do in this life, always use your brain
Only if you have one. grin

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Mynd44: 1:58pm On Jan 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:
Someone should list the reasons giving by the court for rejecting Kanu's bail.
His lawyers dont know what they are doing. A charge of treason cannot be bailed because the penalty is death.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by GstringAngela(f): 1:58pm On Jan 29, 2016
Chaiiiiiii Biafra don suffer

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Progressive01(m): 1:58pm On Jan 29, 2016
seunmsg:
The zoo is really dealing with the ipob thug.
Him been wan form actor come dey enter the zoo. Him never see anything.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by GstringAngela(f): 1:59pm On Jan 29, 2016
Treason is not a bailable offence. It is an offence that attracts capital punishment. The Court would cetainly sentence Nnamdi Kanu to death. He would be executed either by firing squad or by hanging. The FG might be magnanimous enough to pardon him and commute his sentence to life imprisonement or a very long jail term with hard labour.


All in all, Nnamdi Kanu is in a really deep shi't. He will regret the day of that meeting in Los Angeles, where he urged the ibos in diaspora to donate him money that would be used to buy guns and bullets for the purpose of waging war against Nigeria

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by shaddoww: 2:00pm On Jan 29, 2016
Dem tell dilector make he fire on say dem get him back, bt now na OYO b him case, make d guy better sing like Dasuki n list his sponsors maybe Buhari go reduce him punishment.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Progressive01(m): 2:01pm On Jan 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:
Someone should list the reasons giving by the court for rejecting Kanu's bail.
Treason is not a bailable offence. He should fire the new lawyer he hired today. The dude must be a clueless ineffectual buffoon that is totally ignorant of the letters of the law. grin

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by TheArchangel(f): 2:01pm On Jan 29, 2016
Mynd44:

His lawyers dont know what they are doing. A charge of treason cannot be bailed because the penalty is death.
"A charge" you say. Until proven. Kabiru sokoto is suing FG with all the charges thrown to him. What made them to think that the treason charge will stick with the meagre and inconsequential evidences they are bandying about?

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by psquaret: 2:01pm On Jan 29, 2016
[quote author=HiddenShadow post=42434137]Someone should list the reasons giving by the court for rejecting Kanu's bail.[/quo
you see fedral Govt for here, find them go and ask na

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by HiddenShadow: 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
Mynd44:

His lawyers dont know what they are doing. A charge of treason cannot be bailed because the penalty is death.

I thought you are moderating on Nairaland.
How come you teleported yourself to the Court in Abuja to know the reasons listed by the Court for rejecting his bail application.
Please can someone close to the Court give me the reasons listed by the Court

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Leopardd(m): 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:
Someone should list the reasons giving by the court for rejecting Kanu's bail.
That he has two passports and that he could jump bail.
That it is a matter of national security.

Adjourned till tomorrow for case hearing.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by NgeneUkwenu(f): 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
The judge ruled that Kanu was a threat to national security, and as a result would not be granted bail.

He held that if released Kanu might commit the same offence again, and that there was a probability that he might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship.

Good Riddance To A Useless Being!

With the above words coming from the Judge, The albino's life jail term pronouncement Is just a matter of days....


IPOB Youths Una See Una lives

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by olapluto(m): 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
Hahahaha. Dilector is going back to Kuje prison to meet his almajiri lover. They are both looking forward to valentine night.

IPOOOB youths better buy plenty pampas for dilector when he comes out. Although Im not sure dilector wants to come out, he seems to be enjoying almajiri butt hits. Changing lawyers daily just to prolong his enjoyment of almajiri hits in jail.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Adonis3: 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
but seriously, I haven't heard from those urging him to carry on, promising to stand by him.






They thought it was a joking sturvs... O ti wa ka loju wan bi carnival






Smh.... I don't think he'll be executed though, don't even see him spending his life in prison






#Adonis3HasSopken

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Nobody: 2:02pm On Jan 29, 2016
Where is lalasticlala sef
Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by TheArchangel(f): 2:03pm On Jan 29, 2016
Leopardd:

That he has two passports and that he could jump bail.
That it is a matter of national security.

Adjourned till tomorrow for case hearing.
This..... undecided
Isn't this laughable?

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by NgeneUkwenu(f): 2:03pm On Jan 29, 2016
TheArchangel:
[s]"A charge" you say. Until proven. Kabiru sokoto is during FG with all the charges thrown to him. What made them to think that the treason charge will stick with the meagre and inconsequential evidences they are bandying about?[/s]

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Praisemelody(m): 2:04pm On Jan 29, 2016
Progressive01:
Only if you have one. grin
hmmmmm I no follow you talk that one
Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Mynd44: 2:05pm On Jan 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:


I thought you are moderating on Nairaland.
How come you teleported yourself to the Court in Abuja to know the reasons listed by the Court for rejecting his bail application.
Please can someone close to the Court give me the reasons listed by the Court
The instant they put up a charge of treason on him, the option of bail was out the window.

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Leopardd(m): 2:05pm On Jan 29, 2016
Progressive01:
Treason is not a bailable offence. He should fire the new lawyer he hired today. The dude must be a clueless ineffectual buffoon that is totally ignorant of the letters of the law. grin

Arguing for Kanu’s release, Nnoruka Udechukwu, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), urged the court to release him, stating that the offence he was alleged to have committed was a bailable one. Udechukwu argued that the Criminal Justice Act, 2015, stipulated bail for anyone not accused of a capital offence. He said that the offence of which Kanu was accused was a “civil rights” issue, adding that the right to agitate is guaranteed in a democracy. “The right to agitate is inherent in a democracy. People must not be denied of their rights to protest by way of being kept in custody,” he said. “If national security was a ground to throw people into detention the Criminal Justice Act would have said so.” Making his own submission, Mohammed Diri, counsel to the federal government, said he was “seriously opposed to this application.”

Read more at: https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-court-denies-nnamdi-kanu-bail

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by HiddenShadow: 2:06pm On Jan 29, 2016
Leopardd:

That he has two passports and that he could jump bail.
That it is a matter of national security.

Adjourned till tomorrow for case hearing.

Is that what the Judge said.?

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Progressive01(m): 2:06pm On Jan 29, 2016
olapluto:
Hahahaha. Dilector is going back to Kuje prison to meet his almajiri lover. They are both looking forward to valentine night.

IPOOOB youths better buy plenty pampas for dilector when he comes out. Although Im not sure dilector wants to come out, he seems to be enjoying almajiri butt hits. Changing lawyers daily just to prolong his enjoyment of almajiri hits in jail.
Chai!!! This has gotta be the funniest post of the year so far!! Rotflmao!! gringrin

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Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by Leopardd(m): 2:06pm On Jan 29, 2016
Re: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail by GstringAngela(f): 2:07pm On Jan 29, 2016
Leopardd:

Adjourned till tomorrow for case hearing.
Bros, abeg does Court sessions hold on weekends? Tomorrow is a saturday

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