Saturday, April 29, 2017

Director of Radio Biafra Granted Bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra has been granted bail after spending close to two years in Kuje prison, Lagos Nigeria. 

Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu
 
The prominent leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and detained by Nigerian Government in relation to his ideology.
His lawyer Ejiofor is quoted to have told Punch in an interview that “Nnamdi Kanu left the prison at about 5pm after meeting the bail conditions,”.
However, it is alleged that his co-defendants in a treason trial are still in detention. Worthy to note that his release was made possible after a Federal High Court in Abuja granted him bail on health conditions. 
 Reports say  Mr. Kanu's immediate release followed a series of negotiations between a few politicians and activists from the Igbo-dominated southeast geopolitical zone and members of President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the sources, a close associate of Mr. Buhari’s administration, disclosed that one of the central concerns of the negotiations was to find ways of de-escalating the political tension that has arisen due to renewed agitation by pro-Biafra separatists led by Mr. Kanu and others.
 A prison source revealed that Kuje prison authorities released Mr. Kanu's  a few minutes ago adding that the paperwork to realize the separatist leader’s release was finalized by Mr. Kanu’s lawyers and government officials.
Mr. Kanu, who has gained greater popularity during his detention, is expected to meet with several politicians and activists in the days ahead.
 As part of his bail conditions, Mr. Kanu has been barred from granting press interviews or being in a gathering of more than 10 people. 

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