The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the application for bail by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In her ruling on Tuesday, Justice Binta Nyako said the suit was a gross abuse of the court process and an attempt to continue to litigate on issues that have already been ruled on.
Nyako advised the applicant to approach the Court of Appeal on the issue of bail, should he feel aggrieved by the decision of the court.
She adjourned the case until November 14 for mention and to await the outcome of Kanu’s appeal at the appellate court
Kanu was brought to court by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.
The IPOB leader is facing trial before Justice Binta Nyako-led court for charges bordering on terrorism.
He is currently facing a seven-count charge. He had in the application filed through his team of lawyers led by Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, equally challenge the revocation of the bail the court earlier granted to him.
Nyako said that Kanu was represented by his lawyer on the day his bail was revoked, likewise his sureties and he has never been denied a fair hearing.
“In the instant case, I have not been given any, neither have I been given any reason to set aside the order.” she said.
“In fact, the sureties told the court that they did not know the whereabout of the Defendant and even applied to be discharged from the matter.
“Therefore, the Defendant was not denied fair hearing”
“The present application amounts to an abuse of court process for attempting to relitigate an issue already decided by the court.
“If the Defendant is dissatisfaction, he has the Appeal Court to go to.
“This application is accordingly dismissed”, Justice Nyako held.
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