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BREAKING: Kanu denied bail, to remain in Kuje prison

29 January 2016, 14:08

Abuja - A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, bail.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice John Tsoho ordered that the Director of Radio Biafra and two other accused persons be remanded in Kuje prison pending their

Tsoho in rejecting the accused persons’ bail application held that they were not entitled to bail as they failed to show that they would not continue to commit the alleged crime for which they were being prosecuted.trial.

The judge also upheld the contention by the prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Diri, who had opposed the bail application, to the effect that the accused were likely to interfere with and intimidate prosecuting witnesses.

The judge ruled that Kanu’s admission that he was a dual citizen of Nigeria and Britain further heightened the possibility of him jumping bail.

Kanu has been in detention since his arrest in October.

- News 24


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