The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has left Kuje prison in Abuja after spending close to two years of detention by the Nigerian government.
A prison source told our Ifeanyicy.com that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu left the prison yard a few minutes ago after fulfilling his bail conditions, however, his co-defendants in a treason trial remained in detention.
Nnamdi Kanu’s stringent bail conditions were met after Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Immanu-El Shalom (Jewish High Priest) and Mr. Tochukwu Uchendu (Abuja-based Chartered Accountant) signed the bail bonds as sureties. So many Igbo leaders were seen in prison in solidarity, including former Minister, Chief Osita Chidioka who was spotted driving Mazi Nnamdi Kanu out of prison premises with his car.
Earlier this week, a Federal High Court in Abuja, citing concerns about Mr. Kanu’s health, granted bail to the separatist agitator on stringent conditions.
His lawyer, Ejiofor said his client met all outstanding conditions on Friday and was released shortly after all necessary documents were signed by the trial judge.
“Nnamdi Kanu left the prison at about 5pm after meeting the bail conditions,” Ejiofor told.
Justice Nyako had on Tuesday granted bail to Kanu, who along with three others are being prosecuted on charges bordering on treasonable charges.
She said Kanu was granted bail on health grounds.
The judge however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail.
The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any rally or be found in a crowd of more than 10 persons in the course of the bail.