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BREAKING: Court to rule on Kanu’s bail application March


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On Monday, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court fixed March 19 for ruling on the bail application and preliminary objection to his trial commencement filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The court also scheduled March 20, for the commencement of the resumed trial.

Justice Binta Nyako who is the trial judge, fixed the date after counsel for the Federal Government, Adegboyega Awomolo, and that of Kanu, Alloy Ejimakor, adopted their processes and presented their arguments for and against the motions.

The counsel for the defendant, Alloy Ejimakor told the court he had applied for the bail of his client and a preliminary objection.

Aloy Ejimakor argued that the IPOB leader should be granted bail because of his ill health.

But the prosecuting team led by Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), who replaced David Kaswe, a lawyer with the Federal Ministry of Justice, urged the court to dismiss the bail application.

Awomolo argued that the Department of State Services (DSS) has the medical facilities required to take care of the IPOB leader.

He argued that it would be wrong for the court to allow Kanu’s counsel to dictate how the proceedings should be conducted.

He said it was an insult for Kanu’s lawyer to list what must be done before the trial would commence, adding that the defendant’s rights were never breached by the DSS.

Awomolo, SAN, told the court that the security agency has been diligent in protecting Kanu’s life.

He urged the court to reject Kanu’s request for bail and order accelerated hearing of the case.

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