The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the move by the Federal Government to revoke his bail, and re-arrest him.
The reaction comes after the Federal Government filed an application at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday requesting the court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail because he has violated his bail conditions.
The demand by the federal government comes months after Nnamdi Kanu was granted bail from Kuje prisons on April 28th.
Reacting to the move by the Federal Government to re-arrest and send him back to jail, the pro-Biafra group leader through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, while speaking during an interview with Premium Times said the application by the Federal government is misconceived.
He added: “Though we intend to file a formal response to their most misconceived motion, it is my position that it does not lie in the power of the AG to ask for the revocation of the bail granted to my client.
“The prosecution can’t be seen at the same time as the persecutors. We have successfully challenged the bail terms we considered offensive to our clients constitutionally guaranteed rights. So their recent application is belated.
“Section 169 of the ACJA being relied upon by the AG can’t avail the Attorney General absolute power to ask for the revocation of bail. Parties must be heard on the merit by the court.”
Ejiofor on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu further added that his client did not go against any Constitution in the creation of IPOB’s “security outfit” which was branded ‘Biafra Secret Service’, BSS.
Ejiofor noted that the BSS is just a ‘mere group’ formed by the IPOB which is in exercise of Kanu’s constitutional right.
“Let the federal government open their case if they have any genuine charge against my client. They are beating about the bush because they have no case against my client.”
He further added: “Let me remind the public that the main essence of bail is to ensure that the person affected stands his trial and nothing more. Our client is ready to stand his trial but the federal government is not willing to open their case, they are rather interested in keeping my client behind bars which can’t happen again.