Embattled leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu,has finally gained freedom from prison after fulfilling bail conditions.
Nnamdi Kanu's bail condition was perfected at the presence of the Chairman, South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Tuesday granted Mr. Kanu bail on health grounds, but gave seemingly tough conditions, which included having ‘a highly respected’ Jewish leader, a ‘senior highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a senator’; and a highly respected person who owns landed property and is resident in Abuja as sureties.
Also, his release was confirmed by his lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Ejiofor who 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 Punch.
According to a prison source, Kanu left the prison yard a few minutes ago after fulfilling his bail conditions, his co-defendants in a treason trial remained in detention. His release was made possible after a Federal High Court in Abuja granted him bail on health conditions.
According to the prison source, Mr. Kanu was celebrated by fellow detainees and prisoners at Kuje who had one favor or another to ask him once he was released from prolonged detention.
As part of his bail conditions, Mr. Kanu has been barred from granting press interviews or being in a gathering of more than 10 people.