The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has said it will rule on a fresh bail application filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu in April.
At the resumed hearing on Monday, March 20, the counsel to the IPOB leader Ifeanyi Ejiofor informed the court that a fresh application has been filed by his team for his client’s bail.
Justice Binta Nyako having heard the submissions made by Ejiofor and counsels to the other three accused persons in the trial, adjourned the matter for ruling on the bail application to Tuesday, April 25th.
Ejiofor prayed the court to admit his client to bail on very favourable conditions.
He also said that Kanu is a titled chief who have been very popular since his trial which Ejiofor noted has gained international attention.
He said his client was ready to face trial in other to, “clear his name from the bogus allegations that has been leveled against him by the federal government.”
Justice Binta Nyako having heard the submissions made by Ejiofor and counsels to the other three accused persons in the trial, adjourned the matter for ruling on the bail application to Tuesday, April 25th
Nyako also said that the court will rule on an application filed by the defendants urging the court to vary its ruling on protecting witness that will testify in the trial on Thursday, April 6.
Nyako had ruled the security operatives that will be testifying against Nnamdi Kanu and three other accused person – David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Nwabugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe – will be protected behind a screen.
They are facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, concealing of goods in a container among others.
She also noted that the names of the operative will be protected while alphabets will be used to identify them.
However, the judge also said that all other witnesses except those from the State Security Services (SSS) will testify in public.