A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday fixed April 25 to decide on the bail application of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.
Following the ruling by trial Justice Binta Nyako, three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi would get separate rulings in their bail application on the same date.
Backed by a vocal group of pro-Biafra agitators ahead of hearing today, Kanu, in the company of Igbo elders, made a colourful appearance in court after his 11-count charge was reduced to five.
Nnamdi Kanu, through his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, prayed the court to him and the other defendants bail since the new allegations levelled against them by the Federal Government were bailable offences.
Kanu in the company of pro-Biafra agitators at the High Court in Abuja
According to Ejiofor, the charges that were struck out by the court bordered on criminal conspiracy and alleged involvement of the defendants in acts of terrorism, hence there was no basis for both Kanu and the other defendants to still remain in prison custody.
Alongside other defense counsels, Ejiofor maintained that the defendants no longer posed security threat to warrant their continued detention.
Meanwhile, Justice Nyako also fixed April 6 to rule on the application by the defendants asking her to reverse the order that allowed the FG to shield the identities of all the witnesses billed to testify against them.
Kanu, who recently disowned the U.S. launch of radio Biafra, had vehemently opposed a secret trial, saying “I was accused in public and I must be tried in public.
“No one can try me in secret! No secret trial! I will not accept that, no way!” he yelled.