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Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application: Court To Deliver Ruling On 18th, 26th May

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday adjourned ruling on a bail application filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to 18th and 26th of May with the trial set to continue afterwards.

The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, however, struck out 8 of the 15 counts of the so called terrorism-related charges’ leveled against Mazi Kanu by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

One of the IPOB leader’s council, Mike Ozekhome SAN, had made a case for his client to be granted bail arguing that until a person is tried and convicted, he should be allowed to walk free and that because of the presumption of innocence, Mazi Kanu is innocent until proven otherwise.

On the other hand, the council to the Buhari-led government, M.S. Labaran urged the court not to grant the bail application claiming that the defendant jumped bail he was granted in 2017.

Recall that Mazi Kanu fled the country after Nigerian soldiers stormed his home in Afara-Ukwu Ibeku in what he claimed was an attempt to assassinate him. Recall also that a High Court seating in Umuahia, Abia State, has awarded Mazi Kanu N 1 billion in damages for that invasion which resulted in the death of many Afara-Ukwu youths and the destruction of properties.

The Abuja court case was, however, adjourned by Justice Nyako to 18th and 26th of May when she will deliver her ruling.

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