Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court has denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu bail.
Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozkhome while moving for an application for Kanu’s bail reminded the court that until a person is tried and convicted, he should be allowed the liberty of enjoying freedom.
He said that Kanu is innocent until proven guilty and urged the court to consider Kanu’s deteriorating health condition.
But ruling on the application, Justice Nyako ruled that the application was premature.
Justice Nyako held that since Kanu was earlier granted bail in 2017 and jumped the bail, the court must first determine the real reason he jumped the bail before he reapply for another one.
She also urged Kanu’s lawyers to refile and reapply for his bail.