A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a fresh application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, seeking his bail over the treasonable felony trial.

Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday said she was not satisfied with Kanu’s
reasons for the fresh application as his previous bail had been revoked
after he absconded and his lawyers and sureties said they did not know
his whereabouts.

The judge maintained that Kanu was not denied a fair hearing, adding
that a court could vacate a previous order when confronted with a cogent
and verifiable reason.

The judge asked Kanu to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal.
The court had on May 18 refused a similar application seeking the bail
of Kanu after the court insisted that he had not explained why he
breached the first in 2017.

However, Kanu’s lawyers had informed the court that he jumped bail in
September 2017 after soldiers of the Operation Python Dance attacked
his residence at Afaraukwu-Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State, killing 28

The case has been fixed for November 14 for mention.

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