Nnamdi Kanu,Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra along with three other persons has filed fresh bail application before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Operatives of the Department of State Service prevented most journalists from covering the Monday’s proceedings fueling an already raging speculation that the prosecution preferred to try the defendants in secret.
The accused persons charged along with Kanu were the National Coordinator of IPOB, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe; an IPOB member, Benjamin Madubugwu, and a former Field Maintenance Engineer seconded to the MTN, David Nwawuisi.
Apart from Onwudiwe, who was recently added to the list of the defendants in the amended charges, the others had been separately denied bail by the current trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, and the former one, Justice John Tsoho, who withdrew from the trial following allegation of bias leveled against him (Tsoho) by Kanu.
All the defendants are on remand in Kuje prison in Abuja.
But the defendants filed fresh bail application, following the ruling by Justice Binta Nyako, on March 1, 2017, quashing six out of the 11 counts instituted against them by the Federal Government.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Monday urged the court to grant bail to the IPOB leader on health grounds.
Source :( Punch Nigeria )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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