Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Reinstatement, House Arrest Request

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the request by detained Biafra agitator leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for the reinstatement of his revoked bail and transfer from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody to either house arrest or prison custody.
Justice Nyako ruled that Kanu had previously presented the same request, which was dismissed due to lack of merit. In her ruling, the judge stated that Kanu had indeed jumped bail earlier and fled the country.
The judge further noted that the sureties who had guaranteed Kanu’s initial bail had requested to be discharged from their obligations, as they were unable to locate him and were unaware of his whereabouts.
Consequently, the court discharged the sureties.
Justice Nyako emphasized that Kanu’s remaining legal recourse was to appeal to the Court of Appeal.
She dismissed the claim made by Kanu’s lead counsel that the Supreme Court had ruled the bail revocation improper, stating that she had reviewed the Supreme Court judgment and found no such determination.
Kanu has repeatedly refused to stand trial in any Nigerian court, asserting that any attempt to prosecute him would violate the Nigerian Constitution and international laws.
Kanu Condemns Federal Prosecutor, Calls Him a Terrorist
In court, Kanu also vehemently criticized the Federal Government’s counsel, Asiwaju Solomon Awomolo SAN, accusing him of conducting an illegal prosecution.
Kanu, visibly upset, argued that he could not be tried in Nigeria due to the Supreme Court’s ruling that his forceful rendition from Kenya was illegal.
He stressed that any actions contrary to the Supreme Court’s pronouncement constituted terrorism.
Kanu labeled Awomolo a terrorist and accused him of dishonesty, claiming the prosecution violated an international treaty Nigeria had signed.
According to Kanu, once a treaty is ratified, it becomes law and must be adhered to.
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