Kanu gets tough bail terms, to present a Jewish leader, sureties to deposit N300m
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, granted Kanu bail on “health grounds”, ruling that he must produce three sureties, including a “highly respected and recognised Jewish leader”.
Aside a Jewish leader, the court held that Kanu must also produce a “highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator”, as well as “a highly respected person who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja”.
Each of the sureties are to deposit N100 million.
Ahead of the court ruling, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State had on Tuesday stormed the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to show solidarity with the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. He wore an Igbo red cap.
But operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, temporarily denied Fayose access into the court room scheduled to deliver ruling on whether the Kanu should be released on bail pending his trial.
Also denied entry into the court was a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, who sought to gain entry into a sister court for the criminal charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
This sparked off a mild drama, which lasted until lawyers persuaded the security operatives to let the duo get into the courtroom. As this lasted, many pro-Biafra activists brandished different Biafra insignia and flags.
They chanted from a distance, as they were also barred from standing within perimeters of the court premises by gun wielding security men.