By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Abuja, (An24) – The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of London based radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has regained freedom after spending sixteen (16) months in Kuje maximum prison, Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The IPOB leader was freed after meeting the bail conditions given to him by Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
The Biafran leader perfected the bail after the South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu signed the bail bond.
His attorney, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who confirmed the development in a chat with PUNCH, said “Nnamdi Kanu left the prison at about 5pm after meeting the bail conditions.”
Kanu who has spent over a year in Kuje maximum prison, Abuja, was granted bail on health grounds with stringent conditions on April 25 by Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja division of the Federal High court.
The Biafran leader was granted bail after Justice Nyako quashed six out of the eleven charges leveled against him and three others – Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Justice Nyako while ruling on the bail application barred Kanu from granting press interview while on bail.
The trial judge also warned the Biafran leader against participating in any rally or found in a crowd of more than 10 persons during the course of his bail.
According to Justice Nyako, Kanu a London based activist must meet the following bail terms, “Produce three sureties and two of whom must be;
“(a) highly respected and recognized Jewish leader and (b) highly placed Igbo person such as a Senator.
“The third surety must be resident in Abuja with a landed property in the same Abuja. Above all, the three sureties must deposit one hundred million naira (N100million) each.
“Barred from attending any rally and granting any form of interview.
“Must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons”, Justice Nyako ruled.