Biafra: Court to decide Kanu’s bail application on Friday

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned ruling on the bail application filed by the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

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Kanu Nnamdi in court

At the assumed hearing, the judge presiding over the case adjourned for a ruling on an application filed by the accused person on January 14.

On the move for motion for the summons for bail by E. M Ekweju, Kanu’s counsel, the prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Diri, said he was ready to respond to the bail application.

Ekweju told the court that section 158 and 162 of the Criminal Justice Act is a statutory right in the constitution for an accused person seeking for bail before the court.

Said he, “My lord, it is my humble submission that that the counter affidavit filed by the prosecution has not attempted to meet the provisions of Section 162 of the CJA,” Ekweju said.

But in his objection, Diri said the only material attached to the application was what had happened before the Magistrate Court.

He noted that no affidavit of means was included as claimed by the defense counsel.

He also said the oral application by the counsels did not tally with his affidavit.

Diri further prayed the court to refuse the applicant bail and an order for accelerated hearing.

After hearing the submissions and objections, Tsoho adjourned ruling on bail application to Friday, January 29.

Justice Tsoho had, on Wednesday, January 20, ordered that Kanu be remanded in Kuje prison pending hearing on his bail application today, January 25.

Since his arrest in October, 2015 Kanu has remained in custody of the State Security Services (SSS).

An action which one of his counsel, Chuks Muoma argued has left him incommunicado with his family and lawyers inclusive.

A source within Kanu’s family also told that since Kanu was moved to the prison facility there have been visitations from his immediate family.

“You will see him today, looking better than the last time, at least he had also eaten good food too,” the source said.