Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has vehemently rejected the bail granted to him on Tuesday, April 25. Kanu who was granted bail on conditions of his health has refused the bail after the court has failed to give bail to co-detainees, Mazi Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Mazi Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Kanu says he’d rather remain in prison and die with co-detainees than accept the bail conditions.
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Conditions Listed Below:
– He can’t grant any press or normal interview
– He can’t be with more than 10 people at a time
– His passport withheld
– 3 sureties in which 1 must be a highly respected and recognized Jewish leader
– Each surety must deposit N100m each
– He must not attend any rally.
– He must surrender both his Nigerian and British international passports.
In a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Emma Powerful, he said the bail conditions were designed by politicians.
The statement reads: “The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB and it’s leadership worldwide commend those who put pressure on Nigerian Government and her judiciary to release our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention illegally since October 2015.
“The bail conditions which are most probably designed by politicians who are afraid of our leader’s popularity is too inhuman, childish and stringent.
“The oppressors are afraid of leader’s popularity and they hope to cage him through this funny bail condition, we are not excited, we demand the release of our members detained alongside him.
“It is unacceptable to the entire members of IPOB worldwide that the presiding judge Hon. Justice Binta Nyako attached condition towards the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“The Federal Government and their judiciary through justice Binta Nyako banned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not to grant press interview, not to sit with more than 10 people or have any gathering.
“However, granting conditional release to our is unacceptable to us because he committed any crime against humanity or Nigerian state, we wondered why Binta Nyako would prefer to attach conditional release him.
“Again, justice Binta Nyako refused to grant Mazi Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Mazi Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi bail who has been detained with our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu since almost two years.
“We also thank the civilise Nations in United Nations, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, American Government, Israeli Government, Russian Government, European Union and others who prevail upon the Nigerian Government and her judiciary to grant our leader bail.
“We also want them to pressure on Nigerian Government and her judiciary to release other three members who are still in Kuje prison Abuja.”