Some Nigerians on social media have condemned an Abuja court for denying the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, bail.
They slammed the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.), for allegedly being unwilling to release the IPOB leader.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, denied the IPOB leader bail on Tuesday, stating that he has not provided sufficient reasons to warrant the court to set aside its previous order.
Counsel for Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, who expressed sadness over the court ruling, had said “Sadly, the Judge has denied bail to #MNK on grounds that “for 4 years, nothing was filed” in her court to explain why Onyedu did not attend his trial.
“She said she is open to considering a new application for bail and she granted a stay of the criminal proceedings.”
Reacting to the development, tweeps condemned the ruling.
@1pointagenda wrote, “Kanu would have been granted bail on Tuesday’s sitting but the body language and the speech of General Buhari are signs that the judges are fearful of his wrath. Maybe Justice Nyako would have been removed in one way or the other if she had done otherwise.”
@jaleelajibola said, “He (Kanu) will be there till Tinubu completes his eight years.”