Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of the counsels of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has denied reports that his client was denied bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja.
Ejiofor, who appeared on Rhythm 94.7 FM Radio program tagged ‘View Point’ on Thursday, said the ruling has to do with the application filed in 2019 which asked the court to vacate the order revoking the bail of Kanu.
Naija News recalls that Justice Nyako had on Tuesday denied the IPOB leader bail and adjourned his case till November 14, 2022, pending the determination of the Appeal Court.
Kanu is standing trial over charges bordering on alleged terrorism and treasonable felony, filed against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to Ejiofor, the ruling delivered on Tuesday was not on the bail application, saying that the report of the curt judgement was erroneous and not the real state of the matter.
He said: “I was kind of [sic] disappointed with the reports in the media.
“The ruling delivered on Tuesday was not on the bail application. The court did not dwell on issues of bail on the 28th (Tuesday). But it has been erroneously reported widely, even by media people who were there (in court). That wasn’t the subject matter of the ruling.
“The ruling actually has to do with the application we filed on the 1st day of April 2019 asking the court to vacate the order revoking the bail of Nnamdi Kanu.
“However, if the ruling had gone in the affirmative, Nnamdi Kanu would have walked out of the court a free person, because he is already on bail before he was abducted in Kenya and ‘extraordinarily renditioned’ to Nigeria.”