told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the director of a pirate radio
station, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was sponsoring terrorism against
Kanu’s counsel, Vincent Obeta, as the matter involving his client was
person where monies (both in dollars and pound sterling) were allegedly
used for financing acts of terrorism against the country.
Mr. Idakwo told the court that Mr. Kanu had dual citizenship of
Britain and Nigeria and therefore could flee and escape justice if
He also said the bail conditions issued by the magistrate court were
yet to be perfected by Mr. Kanu, who is also the leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB).
He told the court that his client had long offered to meet the
financial requirement by the Abuja Geographical Information System,
AGIS, for ascertaining the authenticity of the properties belonging to
the surety, but that his offer was rejected by the SSS.
Mr. Obeta told the court that the SSS had on four occasions flouted
the order of the magistrate court, adding that an order had since been
given for his client’s release on bail.
He said the request by the SSS to further detain Mr. Kanu for another
90 days, as provided by Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, was
a negation of his client’s right.
Mr. Obeta also said his client had been in detention for 90 days.
After hearing the arguments of the two counsel regarding the bail
application, the judge said he would look into the matter, setting aside
Thursday, December 17, to deliver ruling on Mr. Kanu’s bail.
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