The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday granted bail to the co-defendants of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The four pro-Biafra agitators – Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi – who hitherto faced treasonable felony charge alongside the ‘missing’ leader of IPOB, were granted bail to the tune of N10million each with two sureties in like sum by trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako.
Justice Nyako directed that the money should be deposited in cash to the Chief Registrar of the Court, even as she ordered the defendants to surrender all their travelling documents and not travel without leave of the court.
Aside asking all the sureties to swear an affidavit of means, the court barred all the defendants from attending any form of rally, press conference or granting interviews.
She ordered the defendants to report to the Commissioners of Police in their various states of residence every two weeks.
The judge ordered Chimezie to report to the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State; Onwudiwe and Nwasuisi to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State while Madubugwu to the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State.
“Go home and attend to your health”, Justice Nyako joking told the defendants who could not contain their joy.
The case was subsequently adjourned till November 14 for trial.