Prosecutors have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The prosecutors from the office of the Attorney General are seeking an order of court directing the arrest and detention of Kanu pending trial as well as any such order the court may deem fit in the circumstance.
They said the application is necessitated by Kanu’s breach of his bail conditions.
In the application at the high court, government explains that Kanu is the first defendant in the charges of conspiracy to commit acts of treasonable felony and other related offences before the court.
According to the application, the offence for which he is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable but due to the magnanimity of the court and its quest for justice and fairness, he was granted bail on health grounds.
One of the conditions for kanu’s bail is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people and he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies.
The Court also said that he should file in court, medical updates of his health status every month.
According to the application, rather than observing all of the conditions listed above, Kanu in flagrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions of the bail.
Kanu was also accused of inaugurating Biafra Security Service (BSS), an act described in the application, as a grave threat to national security and unity of the country.
An affidavit deposed to by Loveme Odubo, a litigation clerk in the Ministry of Justice, claimed that Kanu held a rally at his residence in his hometown, Afara-UkwuIbeku in Umuahia, Abia.
And that the rally, with a crowd exceeding 10 persons, was captured in a video published on June 1 and circulated around the country through YouTube.
He further deposed that the bail granted Kanu was to enable him take care of his health and not for any other purpose.
In a written address attached to the application, the government wants the court to determine whether the defendant violated the bail conditions set by the court to warrant the revocation of same.
Kanu is standing trial along with Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie on treasonable felony charges.
Justice Binta Nyako had on April 25, admitted Kanu to bail on stringent conditions, but had denied bail to the other defendants standing trial with him.