Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of Nnamdi Kanu’s attorneys and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has refuted rumors that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja had refused to grant bail to his client.
On Thursday, Ejiofor claimed during an appearance on the “View Point” segment of the Rhythm 94.7 FM Radio show that the decision was related to an application that was submitted in 2019 asking the court to overturn the decision rescinding Kanu’s bail.
Justice Nyako had on Tuesday refused the IPOB leader bail and continued the case till November 14, 2022, pending the outcome of the Appeal Court, as previously reported by Naija News.
The Federal Government accused Kanu of treason and terrorism, and he is currently on trial for those counts.
Ejiofor asserts that the verdict issued on Tuesday was unrelated to the bail application and that the court judgment’s reported outcome was inaccurate.
I was quite disappointed by the media reporting, he said.
“The decision made on Tuesday did not address the bail application. On the 28th, the court did not linger on the subject of bail (Tuesday). However, it has been widely misreported, even by media professionals who were present (in court). That wasn’t the topic of the decision.
“The decision actually relates to the motion we submitted on April 1st, 2019 seeking the court to reverse the judgment canceling Nnamdi Kanu’s bail.
Nnamdi Kanu, however, would have left the courtroom free if the decision had been in his favor because he was already out on bail when he was kidnapped in Kenya and “extraordinarily renditioned” to Nigeria.