According to reports, credited to a government lawyer, Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), may get a court arranged bail today, December 2. In a report, first published by NAN, government appears set to drag Kanu to Federal High Court on Thursday in a special session to fast track his bail.
There has been no official confirmation about this move. Besides, Kanu’s lead lawyer does not seem to be aware of it.
However, another Kanu lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor confirmed the hearing set for Thursday.
The last time Kanu was arraigned on 12 November, his lawyers staged a walkout and the case was adjourned till 19 January.
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Since then Igbo elders have intervened in his case and have appealed to President Buhari to drop the charge of treason against Kanu.
Although Buhari said he does not want to be seen interfering in a matter before the judiciary, lawyers always believe that the executive can file a nolle prosequi or simply withdraw its case.
SaharaReporters said tomorrow’s special session could open the door for Kanu’s release on bail.