The leader of the Indegeneous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been granted bail in the sum of N300million with three sureties in like sum by an Abuja Federal High Court.
Recall that NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the leader of the separatist group had been granted bail with stringent conditions.
After Kanu was granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako, Biafra, supporters took to the streets in various parts of Nigerian to celebrate.
Now that the IPOB leader has been granted bail, NAIJ.com brings you some things that may likely happen.
1. Agitation for Republic of Biafra continues
Do not be surprised if Biafra supporters take their agitation to a whole new level following the bail granted to their leader. They are already seeing the court’s verdict as a victory. The Biafra supporters have refused to give up their agitation for the sovereign state of the Republic of Biafra despite efforts by the federal government to curb their activities.
2. He may be rearrested after meeting bail conditions
Recall that the former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki was rearrested in 2015 after he was released on bail. His rearrest took place shortly after his release from the Kuje Prison in Abuja. If he meets his bail conditions, Kanu may also suffer same fate.
3. He may likely flout his bail conditions
Kanu is one man is committed to the struggle for a Biafra Republic and he may just flout his bail conditions which are very strict. He cannot grant any press interview, he will not be in a gathering of more than 10 persons and if he flouts these orders, his bail will be revoked.
4. Biafra supporters may protest against his bail conditions
Some are already condemning the bail conditions set by the judge, saying it is unacceptable. His supporters may just decide to take to the streets to show their grievances against the bail conditions.
Report has it that Kanu has rejected the bail granted to him today and has vowed to remain in Kuje prisons with his co-accused persons.
Meanwhile, a magistrate court sitting in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa, has set free about forty-four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from police detention.
The NAIJ.com video below, shows Kanu in court today and the reactions that trailed the bail condition granted to him.