Ohanaeze Appeals For Peace As Court Denies Bail To Kanu

By Adadareporters

The Ohanaeze Ndígbo Worldwide, Wednesday, appealed to Nigerian youths to remain calm following the refusal of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to grant Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, bail.

Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services since 2021 when he was renditioned from Kenya to Nigeria. He is being tried over alleged running a proscribe group, jumping bail and inciting violence.

Justice Binta Nyako had Tuesday declined to grant Kanu bail. She however promised accelerated hearing in the case.

The president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said, “Nigerian youths expected that he will be granted bail after spending several months in incarceration. This case has been adjourned till 17th of April 2024. I wish to appeal to all Nigerian youths to exercise some patience and avoid any act that would lead to the destruction of life and property.

“Mazi Nnamdi Kalu has made it very clear on many occasions that he will not support any act of arson or bloodshed. We put our trust in the divine providence of Almighty God and by God’s grace Mazi Nnamdi Kalu will be free from incarceration very soon. I appeal to everyone to be patient.”

Recall that Kanu on Tuesday, during a press conference, expressed his desire to be transferred to Kuje Prison in Abuja instead of being kept at the DSS facilities in Abuja.

He said, “People will come to see me; they will not allow them. They don’t have a medical facility. I have congestive heart failure. They are patching me up.

“My foot is swollen. I asked them to conduct surgery, and they said they couldn’t. There is a conspiracy for me to die in detention. I want to be transferred to Kuje.”

Meanwhile, Kanu’s special counsel, Barr Aloy Ejimakor, has expressed his displeasure over court refusal to grant his client bail.

Ejimakor said, “It has been very difficult to have a meeting with Mr Kanu in the custody of the DSS, as conversations with him are always being monitored and Mr Kanu is still wearing the same outfit which the court ordered to be changed.”

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