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April 26, 2017 ( Post 1 )

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arraigned before Justice Nyako at the Abuja High court has been granted bail on health ground.

Daily Post reports that Kanu, through his defence counsels led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, asked the court to set aside the order made on December 13, 2016 for the protection of witnesses.

Kanu's lawyers argued that having been acquitted of the charges of terrorism and importation of weapons, the defendants cannot be tried with the identities of witnesses based on section 36(6) of the 1999 Constitution.
Nnamdi Kanu is also expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a serving senator, a jewish religious leader and highly respected person, and must own a land in anywhere in Abuja The bail bond is N100 million for each surety.

He was also ordered never to grant any press interview pending the outcome of his trial He will not be in a gathering of more than 10 persons.

Justice Binta Nyako stated that Kanu's bail will be revoked if any of the orders are flouted.

However, the other accused persons were denied bail. According to the judge, treasonable felony - the charges against them is a serious offence against the state.

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