• Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s fresh bail request, transfer from DSS custody

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Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected Nnamdi Kanu’s plea to reinstate his cancelled bail and to be transferred from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody to house arrest or prison.

Nyako on Monday noted that Kanu had previously submitted the same plea, which was denied due to lack of substantial grounds.

During the hearing, the judge recognised that Kanu had violated the conditions of his initial bail by fleeing the country.

The court also held that the sureties who had vouched for Kanu’s compliance with the bail conditions requested to be relieved of their obligations, citing their inability to ascertain Kanu’s location.

Nyako advised that Kanu’s remaining recourse was to appeal to the higher court, urging him to pursue his appellate rights.

Contrary to Namdi Kanu’s chief attorney’s argument, the juclarified that she reviewed the Supreme Court’s decision and found no support for the claim that the revocation of Kanu’s bail was improper.

Kanu has expressed his refusal to be tried in any Nigerian court, arguing that doing so would violate the nation’s constitution and international statutes.