The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and three others with whom he was charged with offences including treasonable felony and an act preparatory to act of terrorism, are to have their cases for bail, heared by a competent court sitting in Abuja.
Nnamdi Kanu raises his hand in victory, as he steps out of court where his bail application still remains undecided until Thursday, December 1.
The Punch reports that Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date for ruling after lawyers to the four defendants argued their separate bail applications which were opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran, on Thursday, November 17.
Others with whom Kanu was re-arraigned on November 8, were the National Coordinator of IPOB member, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. They were, in the 11 counts, including treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.
Onwudiwe was specifically accused in one of the counts of an act preparatory to an act of terrorism. All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged broadcasts on Radio Biafra and agitation for the secession from Nigeria, states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states to constitute a Republic of Biafra.
The judge had on November 8, fixed Thursday for the hearing of the bail applications shortly after the accused pleaded not guilty to the amended 11 counts preferred against them by the Federal Government. The four accused persons were represented by their separate lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor (for Kanu); Mr. I. Adoga (for Onwudiwe); Mr. E. I Efeme (for Madubugwu) and Mr. Maxwell Okpara (for Nwaiwusi). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pro-Biafra agitators in jubilation, anticipating a victory at the hearing on Kanu’s bail application come Thursday, December 1.
At the hearing on Thursday the lawyers urged the judge to dismiss the counter-affidavit filed in opposition to their clients’ applications. They contended that the claim by the prosecution that their clients would constitute a threat to national security if released on bail pending the conclusion of their trial was false.
Efeme said: “The prosecution has the duties to give the particulars of how the defendants would constitute national security. “These documents (provided by the prosecution) do not show such.” In a similar vein, Prophet Princewill Iheme has foreseen that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. In an exclusive statement for NAIJ.com, the prominent man of God also said that president-elect of the USA Donald Trump will not support the Biafra independence. Prophet said: “My fellow Nigerians, I’m not afraid to deliver God’s message the only thing that can happen to a man is death which is the biological zero point of a man. Every human being must die one day.”
“God revealed to me that President Donald Trump can’t give Biafra. The only thing that can give Biafra is unity among the Biafrans. The Biafra agitators are not united so how do you think that Biafra will stand as a country?
If all Biafrans unite together as one they will get Biafra before one year. So if you need Biafra there must among Biafrans first
.” The cleric further added that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary protester who achieved his goal because all the blacks in South Africa supported only him as their leader during the protest.