Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu's latest bail Plea and transfer from DSS detention

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has denied the plea made by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Biafra nation agitators, to reinstate his revoked bail and transfer him from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody to either house arrest or prison.

The Judge cited that Kanu had previously presented a similar request, which she dismissed due to lack of merit.

In a ruling on Kanu’s request, Justice Nyako said that she found as a fact, that Kanu jumped the bail earlier granted him, and escaped out of the country.

The Judge also held that the sureties who stood for him in the earlier bail, had applied to be discharged, and had been discharged on the ground that they could not locate Kanu and did not know his whereabouts.

Justice Nyako said that the only option left for Kanu was to go to the Court of Appeal and should proceed to the appellate court to exercise his right of appeal.

The Judge disagreed with Kanu’s lead counsel, that the Supreme Court held that the earlier bail granted him, ought not to have been revoked, adding that she had perused the Supreme Court judgment copy, and did not see the claim of the lawyer.

Kanu also berated, insisting not to stand trial before any court in Nigeria.

He claimed that any attempt to put him on trial, would amount to a breach of Nigeria’s Constitution and international laws.

Kanu also berated counsel to the Federal Government, Asiwaju Solomon Awomolo SAN, for perpetrating an act of illegality in a bid to prosecute him.

A visibly angry Kanu, told the court that he could not be tried in Nigeria because the Supreme Court had declared his forceful rendition from Kenya, an act of illegality.

He insisted that the Supreme Court had made a pronouncement on his issue, stressing that “Anything you do on the contrary is an act of terrorism.

He described Awomolo as a terrorist and a dishonest man for conducting a trial in violation of an international treaty that Nigeria entered into.

Once a treaty is entered into and signed, it becomes a law, he argued.

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