Nnamdi Kanu, family differ on bail conditions

Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and his family appear to have reacted differently to the bail granted him by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

An Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Murtala Nyako had earlier on Tuesday granted Kanu bail on health grounds with stringent bail conditions.

Under the bail conditions, Kanu is to present three sureties, one of whom must be a serving senator, a Jewish religious leader and a highly respected person who must own a landed property in the Federal Capital Territory.

The bail sum is 100 million naira per surety.

Kanu is also to refrain from granting press interviews, holding rallies or being in a gathering of more than 10 persons while on bail. noting that the bail would be revoked if he flouts any of the conditions.

Failure to adhere to the above conditions will lead to the revocation of the bail, the Judge warned.

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However, there reports that Kanu’s parents rejected the bail conditions, insisting that their son must be released unconditionally.

According to the report, Kanu’s parent Eze Israel Kanu, and his mother, Ugoeze Sally, faulted Justice Nyako’s judgment.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has dismissed such claims, insisting that the IPOB leader will meet his bail conditions as soon as possible.

Kanu has been in Kuje prisons, Abuja since 2015.