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Biafra Appeal court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

The court says Kanu's bail refusal was right considering the nature and the circumstances of his case.

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‎The appeal court has upheld the ruling of Justice James Tsoho of the Abuja Federal High Court, who denied Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, bail.

The three-man panel of the court led by Abdul Aboki, agreed with the lower court's decision, saying Kanu's bail refusal was right considering the nature and the circumstances of his case.

“The lower court has the power to exercise its discretion on the matter and the exercise of such discretion by the trial judge did not amount to denial of fair hearing to the defendants. the court held.

“The issues are resolved against the appellants. Ruling of the trial court is hereby upheld,” the court held on Wednesday, May 25.

Kanu’s lead counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN), had filed an appeal challenging the ruling of the high court.

He had argued that the lower court was wrong to deny his client bail.

READ: IPOB says FG plotting to kill Kanu

One of Kanu's lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor,‎ had described his client's continued detention as a 'political imprisonment', accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of influencing judges to convict Kanu.

Kanu is facing a six-count of treasonable felony at the high court.

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