Court refuses Nnamdi Kanu bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, denied bail to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Trial judge in the matter, Justice Binta Nyako, however, ordered accelerated hearing of the case involved in the embattled IPOB leader who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.
Kanu, who was brought to the court by Department of State Services, DSS,  has been in their custody since his arrest in June 2021.
Ruling on the bail application, Justice Nyako noted that the court would only grant an accelerated hearing in the matter and ordered the prosecution to call its first witness.
Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, expressed his disastisfaction with the ruling.
He said the IPOB leader’s legal team cannot go on with the proceedings if not given an opportunity to speak with their client.
According to him,  it has been difficult to have a meeting with Kanu in the custody of the DSS, as their conversations were always monitored and Kanu is still wearing the same outfit which the court ordered to be changed.
He claimed unfair treatment of his client, which he said contravened the Nigerian Constitution.

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