Wild jubilation has erupted in several states in the Southeast after news broke that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fulfilled the bail conditions granted him by an Abuja Federal High Court.
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Prince Kanu confirmed the development.
“It’s true, he has just perfected the bail terms,” he said.
Alabingo learnt that residents of Aba, Enugu, Owerri, Umuahia and several others are on the streets in jubilation.
The bail condition was perfected at the presence of the Chairman, South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.
It would be recalled that Kanu, who is currently facing trial alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, and David Nwawuisi before the Justice Nyako-led court was on Tuesday granted bail on health grounds.
The trial judge, however, gave some stringent conditions which the IPOB leader which must meet before perfecting his bail.
According to Justice Nyako, Kanu must meet the following bail terms, “Produce three sureties and two of whom must be; (a) highly respected and recognized Jewish leader and (b) highly placed Igbo person such as a Senator. The third surety must be resident in Abuja with a landed property in the same Abuja. Above all, the three sureties must deposit one hundred million naira (N100million) each.
“Barred from attending any rally and granting any form of interview. Must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons.
“Must surrender his British and Nigerian passports even when these passports are still in the custody of the DSS. Must sign an undertaking to avail himself for trial at all times.”