by Azeez Adeniyi
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to presiding judge, Binta Nyako, the bail was granted on health grounds.
Three other pro-Biafra agitators on trial with Kanu were however denied bail.
The other Biafran agitators are Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Justice Nyako said Kanu must produce three sureties, including a “highly respected and recognised jewish leader”.
Kanu will also be mandated to produce a “highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator”, as well as “a highly respected person who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja”.
The Court ruled that each surety must deposit N100 million each.
Nyako also barred the IPOB leader from attending any rally or granting interview.
“I must stress it here that the defendant must not attend any rally. He must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons”, the Judge warned.
The judge added that Kanu must sign an undertaken to make himself available for trial at all times.
The Court compelled the Federal Government to return to him, his wedding ring and reading glasses.
Kanu was also ordered to surrender his Nigerian and British international passports.
His co-defendants were however denied bail as the Court fixed July 11 and 12 for the commencement of their trial.