Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said the ruling on Tuesday by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, “actually has to do with the application we filed on 1st of April 2019, asking the court to vacate the order revoking the bail of Nnamdi Kanu”.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that it was widely reported on Tuesday that Justice Nyako denied Kanu, the leader of the outlawed IPOB, bail.
But speaking on Thursday on Rhythm 94.7FM, in an interview monitored by this newspaper, Ejiofor fumed at those reports.
“I was kind of [sic] disappointed with the reports in the media,” Ejiofor said.
“The ruling delivered on Tuesday was not on bail application. The court did not dwell on issues of bail on the 28th (Tuesday). But it has been erroneously reported widely, even by media people who were there (in court). That wasn’t the subject matter of the ruling.
“The ruling actually has to do with the application we filed on the 1st day of April 2019 asking the court to vacate the order revoking the bail of Nnamdi Kanu.
“However, if the ruling had gone in the affirmative, Nnamdi Kanu would have walked out of the court a free person, because he is already on bail before he was abducted in Kenya and ‘extraordinarily renditioned’ to Nigeria.”