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Counsel urges court to reinstate bail previously granted Kanu

By Gordi Udeajah - Umuahia
08 February 2022   |   2:22 am
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has been urged to reinstate the bail it hitherto granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been standing trial before it for alleged treason.

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has been urged to reinstate the bail it hitherto granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been standing trial before it for alleged treason.

Special counsel to Kanu and IPOB, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor, while reacting to a news report titled “Why Kanu’s bail should be vacated” urged the court to reinstate the bail.

He said that it is his (Kanu’s) arrest warrant that should be vacated and not the bail.

Ejimakor said that the judgment of the Abia State High Court delivered on January 19, 2022 by Justice Benson Anya on the fundamental rights suit filed by Kanu paved way for his previous bail to be reinstated.

“Of particular note is whether the judgment should directly or indirectly impact the persisting notion that Kanu jumped bail in 2017, which was what grounded the bench warrant that was used to justify his rendition,” he argued.

He added that the bench warrant upon which his (Kanu) rendition from Kenya was grounded has now become impeachable and liable to be vacated.