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News - North Central - FCT Updated: February 26, 2024

Court fixes date to rule on Kanu's bail application

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
February 26, 2024
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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja  has fixed March 19, for a decision on Nnamdi Kanu's appeal to be granted bail in connection with his terrorism-related allegations.

The Judge set the date after hearing arguments from Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, who represented the federal government and angrily opposed to the granting of bail, and Kanu's attorney, Alloy Ejimakor, who prayed for his client.

Kanu based his bail plea mostly on the fear that if he is granted bail, he won't be able to mount a strong defence and won't have unrestricted access to his attorneys.

Among other illnesses, he also claimed to have acute heart disease and hypertension.

However, the federal government opposed, claiming that Kanu had previously been granted bail but had then jumped and left the nation.

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The government begged the court to reject the motion, claiming that all of the bail terms set by the court had been broken.

In a separate motion, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, requested that the court halt the trial until the federal government fulfilled a number of requirements.

He asked, among other things, that DSS agents not be allowed to bother his solicitors during visits.

In addition, he requested that the federal government be forced to wear his preferred attire by the court.

However, the federal government rejected the request, arguing that he had no legal authority to specify the terms of his trial.

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Awomolo said that the request should be dismissed because it was a flagrant abuse of the legal system.

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