EDITORIAL: Revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail over breach of court orders

EDITORIAL: Revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail over breach of court orders

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has on several occasions violated the conditions of the bail granted to him by a federal high court in Abuja, AljazirahNigeria recalls.

On April 25, a federal high court sitting in Abuja granted him bail on health grounds and ordered him not to grant press interviews, and avoid being seen in a crowd of more than 10 people.

Kanu had however addressed a rally by Jews in his father’s palace in Abia State.

But Kanu has not only addressed hundreds of his supporters but also granted media interviews. In an interview, he told Al Jazeera that he was not bothered about landing in trouble over his actions.

“It’s like asking me not to breathe. I can’t go outside to call for a press conference. I can’t go on Biafra Radio to broadcast. I can’t allow large groups of people to basically congregate outside to see me…”

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Furthermore, in a video by Biafra TV, Kanu was seen walking in the midst of hundreds of his supporters. He exchanged pleasantries and shook hands with the people who had memorabilia of Biafra all over them.

Kanu has on several occasions flouted the order by addressing the press and other gathering with people more than 10.

The consequence of any breach of bail conditions is the revocation of the bail.

It is against this backdrop that AljazirahNigeria call on the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail granted the leader of IPOB, by Justice Binta Nayako on the grounds of struggling for relevance and continued flouting of the conditions attached to his bail.

Nnamdi Kanu’s action is a flagrant abuse to the rule of law in Nigeria. If allowed, other secessionist groups in Nigeria may follow suit, and that may attract anarchy to the federal republic of Nigeria.

It is noted that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man, and on that note, we stand.

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