The Federal Government has reportedly approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the re-arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on the grounds that he has violated his bail conditions.
This was revealed in a recent press release issued in Abuja by Mr. Salihu Isah, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
In the application, the Federal Government wants the court to revoke the bail granted on April 25 to Kanu.
“The 1st defendant (Kanu) is standing trial for alleged offences of conspiracy to commit acts of treasonable felony and other related offences before this court.
“The offence for which he is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable but due to the magnanimity of the court and its quest for justice and fairness, he was granted bail on health grounds.
“Among the other conditions for his bail is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people and he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies.
“And that he should file in court, medical updates of his health status every month. But rather than observing all of the conditions listed above, Kanu, in flagrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions of the bail.”
The Federal Government added that Kanu inaugurated the Biafra Security Service which is a grave threat to national security and the unity of Nigeria.
The Federal Government also noted that the bail granted to Kanu was to enable him take care of his health and not for any other purpose. But instead, he holds rally at his residence in his hometown, Afara-Ukwulbeku in Umuahia, Abia State, and the entire South-East.