Court Denies IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Bail

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, denied bail to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. 

The court, led by Justice Binta Nyako ordered an accelerated hearing of the case involving the embattled IPOB leader who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.

Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest in June 2021.


Delivering the ruling, Justice Nyako held that the court would only grant an accelerated hearing in the matter and ordered the prosecution to call its first witness.

Counsel for Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, expressed his displeasure over the ruling. He said the IPOB leader’s legal team cannot go on with the proceedings if not allowed to speak with their client.

Ejimakor added that it has been difficult to have a meeting with Kanu in the custody of the DSS, as their conversations were always monitored and Kanu is still wearing the same outfit which the court ordered to be changed.