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Nnamdi Kanu: Simon Ekpa attacks Justice Binta Tanko over bail plea rejection

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A self-styled disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday criticised Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, for pronouncing that the absence of the separatist leader in court after his bail was granted in 2017 must be discussed before another bail is granted.

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that Justice Tanko refused to admit Kanu to bail. The ruling on the fresh bail application and hearing is now set for May 26.

Reacting to the bail denial, Finland-based Ekpa referred Justice Tanko to a January 2022 judgment, where the High Court of Abia State ordered the Federal Government to pay N1 billion compensation to Kanu, for the violation of his fundamental rights, including the illegal invasion of his country home in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in September 2017 by the military.

“It is an insult for Justice Binta to claim he needed to know the details surrounding the so called jumping bail when a court of competent jurisdiction already ruled on that and awarded damages against the Government. Is Binta not aware of this fact?” Ekpa wrote on his known Twitter handle.

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