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Court Rejects Kanu’s Fresh Bail Application

Byfadila yunusa

Mar 19, 2024

A Federal High Court in Abuja declined a fresh bail application brought by the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

In a ruling on Tuesday, March 19, Justice Binta Nyako held that the court cannot grant Kanu bail on the fresh application after rejecting an earlier one.

The Court on February 26, 2024, fixed March 19, 2024, to rule on the fresh bail application.

The court also scheduled March 20, 2024 for the commencement of the resumed trial.

Kanu had been standing trial on charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony since 2015.

He was earlier granted bail on health grounds on April 25, 2017, after spending 18 months in detention, but he fled the country after an invasion of his residence by the military in September 2017.