The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, slated May 18 to rule on an application the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government entered against him.
Trial Justice Binta Nyako adjourned to rule on the application after she heard arguments from both Kanuâ€™s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN), and the prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran.
Whereas, Ozekhome(SAN), argued that his client was entitled to bail considering that he still enjoys the presumption of innocence under the 1999 Constitution, as amended, FGâ€™s lawyer, Labaran, urged the court to decline the bail request.
The prosecution maintained that Kanu betrayed the previous discretion the court exercised in his favour, when he jumped bail and escaped from the country.
He argued that it was owing to Kanuâ€™s previous conduct that the court revoked his bail and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
â€œMy lord granted him bail on 2017 on health ground, but since then, till date, no medical record was submitted to the court until he jumped bail.
â€œWhat we should be saying is contempt of court because he has flagrantly violated the orders of this court,â€