Radio Biafra’s Nnamdi Kanu begs court for bail


Nnamdi Kanu, director of , has asked , justice of the federal high , Abuja, to set aside an ex parte order procured by the Department of State Services () to keep him in detention, and also grant him bail.

Making his brief, Vincent Obetta, Kanu’s counsel, urged the to grant him three reliefs. One of the reliefs was that the admit his client to bail, and that ‎it should strike out the charge of terrorism against him.

The had procured an ex parte order from the federal high ‎ granting it permission to hold the director of for 90 days.

This was ‎after a chief magistrate in Abuja granted him bail. Obetta argued that Kanu had perfected his bail conditions as of October 21 – six days after he was arraigned‎ – but the refused to release him. ‎He, therefore, asked the to set aside the order granting the permission to keep Kanu in detention for 90 days, and grant him bail.

Obetta also pointed out that the flouted the order of the magistrate court‎, and “abused court process” by running to the high court to procure an order to keep his client in detention. ‎M. U. Ndakwo, the counsel, was unable to respond to Obetta’s argument as Ademola, the judge, called for an adjournment.

The case was then adjourned to December 14. Kanu was arrested on October 14 in Lagos, and he has been in custody since that time.

He is accused of financing terrorism.

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