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Bail: Kanu to know fate March 19

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 19 for ruling in the application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),…

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 19 for ruling in the application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, seeking to be admitted to bail in the terrorism charges against him.

Justice Binta Nyako on Monday adjourned the matter after Kanu’s counsel moved the bail application and opposed by counsel to the federal government, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN).

The bail application was filed following the resumption of hearing in the seven counts charges against Kanu as ordered by the Supreme Court.

Kanu’s contention is mainly that he could not put up a good defence unless admitted to bail to have unfettered access to his lawyers.

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He also claimed to be suffering from acute hypertension and acute heart disease, among others diseases.

The federal government however objected on the ground that Kanu was once granted bail but jumped and fled the country.

The federal government asserted that all the bail conditions set by the court were breached and violated and pleaded with the court to dismiss the request.

Awomolo, who was appearing in the matter on behalf of the prosecution for the first time, also asked the court to refuse another motion where Kanu contending that his trial ought not to continue until operatives of the DSS stop interfering with his lawyers during visitation.

He also asked that the court should compel the federal government to allow him use any clothes of his choice.

The federal government however objected to the request on the ground that he has no right under any law to dictate how his trial should be conducted.

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