The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Nnamdi Kanu was granted bail on health ground.
The IPOB leader is also expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a serving senator, a Jewish religious leader and highly respected person and must own a land in anywhere in Abuja
The bail bond is N100 million for each surety.
He was also ordered never to grant any press interview pending the outcome of his trial
He will not be in a gathering of more than 10 persons
The judge on the matter Justice Binta Nyako said Kanu’s bail will be revoked if any of the orders are flouted.
However, the other accused persons were denied bail.
According to the judge, treasonable felony – the charges against them is a serious offense against the state.
Also, the judge refused the application by Kanu to vary her previous order on protecting witnesses in the matter.
Nyako said the witnesses who have been identified as security operatives cannot be exposed in the course of the trial.
She further held that the witnesses will be identified with alphabets during the trial.
Meanwhile the Federal High Court, Abuja, was abuzz with the multitude of Biafrans from far and near, gathered to show solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The court premises was heavily barricaded by armed Nigerian security agencies comprising of the Army, DSS, Police, Civil Defence and others who have continued to deny Biafrans access to the court premises.
When The Republican News reporter arrived he was stopped and searched by the heavily armed security men before ordering him to follow another path leading to the court.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere changed when the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra stormed the court premises in grand style, alongside the other 3 accused, BenJamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, and Chidiebere Onwudiwe.
Shortly after the arrival of the accused, there was a loud ovation as Gov. Fayose of Ekiti stormed the Abuja federal high court in support of Nnamdi Kanu. In a chat with Kanu, he applauded his great courage and urged him to be resolute. He also assured him of his unwavering support in his case against the Buhari-led government of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, on the hand, Biafrans including a catholic priest, children and traditional rulers of different ethnic groups are all gathered both inside and outside the court premises in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before his trial started.
The appearance of the Ekiti State Governor in court today was a good omen, a proof that Nnamdi Kanu has endeared himself to many, including the Nigerian politicians.