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Court to rule in Nnamdi Kanu's fresh bail, house arrest request today

Court to rule in Nnamdi Kanu's fresh bail, house arrest requ

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, will know his faith today as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja rule on his fresh bail application later today. Kanu's lawyers are expected to argue for his release, possibly with house arrest as a condition.

This is in relation to his fresh request for restoration of his revoked bail and the removal from the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, to a house arrest or prison custody.

Justice Binta Nyako had fixed today, May 20th shortly after taking arguments from Kanu‘s legal team led by Aloy Ejimakor and that of the Federal Government, represented by Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN.

Kanu, who has been in detention since 2021, in his motion argued by Ejimakor, requested Justice Nyako to restore the bail granted him in 2017 by the same judge.

He told the court that contrary to the claim of the federal government, he did not jump bail or breach any of the conditions of the bail but had to escape out of the country for safety when the military allegedly invaded his house.

He told the court that he would have been killed if he had not escaped the way he did and accused the federal government of misleading the court in getting the bail revoked in his absence.

The specifics of today's hearing and the arguments likely to be presented by both sides are not yet public.

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