For the second time, the bail application of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu has been denied by the Federal High Court of Nigeria.
Prior to the court appeal, which was scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016, the pro-Biafra group made it public knowledge that they were ready for whatever the outcome may be.
In their statement, they did not express any enthusiasm of being favored, much so under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari whom has been accused of being nepotistic and turning a blind eye to series of injustices meted out to the people of South-east, Nigeria.
“We are not expecting any thing good from the Nigeria court because President Muhammadu Buhari has since ordered the judiciary not to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are not expecting anything positive from the court tomorrow, after all Buhari has made it very clear that no court will grant Nnamdi Kanu and others bail and since then the order is effective.”
The statement revealed that Justice Ademola, who once granted bail to the IPOB leader on December 17, 2015, is among those facing allegations of corruption and has been suspended.
Another judge who did same, Justice Shuaibu was also accused of corruption and was transferred out of FCT territory.
Justice Tosho withdrew from the case indefinitely and was subsequently replaced by Justice Nyako.
“The offences are serious in nature. I hereby refuse the bail and order accelerated hearing within two months.”
The IPOB statement contained accusations that soldiers have been deployed to the South east to attack pro-Biafrans in the guise of maintaining law and order assuming they protest against the court ruling.
“Therefore, we are advising every Biafran and IPOB members to keep calm because the soldiers sent here came with master plan to kill unarmed members and drop some sophisticated gadgets on top of the dead ones in order to rubbish the Amnesty International reports.”
“Our people should accept whatever may be the outcome of the tomorrow’s court because already they have been told what to do.”