Yesterday, the Federal Government filed a fresh application before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking immediate revocation of the bail granted to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
FG predicated the application on section 169 and 173(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. Describing Kanu as a threat to national security and insisting that he has mortgaged his personal liberty, haven engaged in several acts it said were capable of sparking civil unrest and anarchy in the country.
Aside asking the court to void the bail it gave the IPOB leader on April 25, FG, further applied for an order “directing the arrest and committing of the 1st defendant to custody pending trial”.
Kanu is facing treasonable felony charge alongside four other pro-Biafra agitators-Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie. The defendants are expected to enter fresh plea to the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, before trial Justice Binta Nyako, on October 17, 2017.