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Nnamdi Kanu Distances Self From US Launch of Radio Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu Distances Self From US Launch of Radio Biafra

The court has also fixed April 6, 2017 to rule on Kanu's application seeking the variation of its order on witness protection.

The counsel further said that the IPOB leader, who is an internationally recognised person with no criminal record will not jump bail if granted.

The statement states: "The court case that is coming up this Monday in the Federal High Court, Abuja is between our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and federal government of Nigeria on the concocted charge of treasonable felony without proof or evidence".

Counsel to the second defendant, Barr Udoka however sighted several authorities and related cases where bail was granted to defendants in the course of their trial.

Justice Binta Nyako told the defendants and their lawyers that inspite of their application, she will not change her mind on the protection of witnesses, as long as they remain with security operatives.

However, opposing the bail application, prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, said the delay in prosecuting the case is caused by the interlocutory applications brought by the defendants.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja recently struck out six of the 11-count charges filed against the defendants for being incompetent.

The judge explained that her order was aimed at protecting security operatives who will be testifying against Kanu and his co-accused.

At the resumed hearing yesterday, the judge also informed parties in the matter that the ruling on bail application however, will not stop trial, which she said must go on simultaneously.

They said they were inclined to seek for a variation on the witness protection order.


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