Thursday, 17 December 2015

Breaking News: Federal High Court Orders Immediate Release Of Director of Radio Biafra, Kanu

The Federal High Court in Abuja today, December 17, orderedthe  immediate and unconditional release of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Presiding over a bail application filed by Egechukwu Obetta, Kanu’s counsel, Justice Ademola Adeniyi ordered that the Biafra agitator be released.

Adeniyi’s order came after Obetta challenged the continuous detention of his client by the State Security Services (SSS) following an order obtained from the Federal High Court to detain Kanu for 90 days.

But Obetta in his submissions said the SSS had fraudulently approached the court to obtain the order even while the case was before a chief magistrate, Shuaibu Usman of the magistrate court in Abuja.

Obetta asked the court to revoke its order which alleged that Kanu was being investigated for terrorism and terrorism funding by the SSS.

Also speaking on today’s court ruling, Obetta said this order is a victory for justice and democracy.

Kanu, who is also the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been in the DSS custody since October when he was arraigned by the DSS operatives in Lagos and moved to Abuja.

Arguing, the counsel to the DSS, Mr. Moses Idakwo, objected to Kanu’s bail application and asked the court not to admit the suspect on bail because he was allegedly involved in terrorism acts.

A Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja on December 16 discharged the cases against Kanu. However, his lawyer Vuincent Obette said that Biafra leader is yet to be released from the custody.