Saturday, 12 August 2017

Let Court Determine If Nnamdi Kanu Violated Bail Conditions –FG

The Federal Government says only the court can determine whether the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has violated the bail conditions granted him. Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja had on 25 April granted the IPOB leader bail tied to stringent conditions.

The judge said Kanu must among other conditions not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons; and barred him from granting press interview while on bail.

But on 28 May, 2017, Kanu addressed a crowd of his Biafra agitators at his father’s compound in Abia state. It was on the occasion of the Shabbat, a Jewish religious programme.

Also, on 20 June, 2017, the IPOB leader received a crowd of his supporters again at his father’s palace.

In a similar vein, Kanu, on 22 June, 2017, was visited by pro-Biafra agitators from Oyi local government area of Anambra state. It was a solidarity meeting which held at his country home in Afara-Ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia.

On Tuesday, June 27, Kanu was welcomed by massive crowd to Port Harcourt, Rivers state. He met with members of the Ijaw Youth Council in Port Harcourt.

And reacting to the development, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), said at a news conference in Abuja that it is left for the court to determine what steps to take on the IPOB leader.

“If those conditions were violated, the court knows what to do. We cannot assume that those conditions are being violated.

”Yes, the public knows those conditions were given but the determination of the extent of violation will be left for the court.

“It is not like the police will go after Kanu to arrest him on the grounds that he violated the bail conditions. Kanu will have a day in court and the court will determine his fate because it is the court that gave those conditions.”

The minister also said that the leaders of the Arewa youth groups that gave the Igbo in the North eviction notice have been invited for questioning by the Department of State Services (DSS).

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