Tuesday 20 October 2015

Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu granted bail

Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu
The Department of State Security (DSS) monday released the Director, Radio Biafra and Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested at the Golden Tulip Essential Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Kanu, who was arrested on Friday last week, was said to have been released on bail to his lawyer.

The bail fee in the sum of N2 million or with surety of N2 million with a civil servant of grade level 16.

Kanu was arrested following an alleged threat-filled interview he granted recently.

A senior DSS official who asked not to be named, said Kanu was arrested based on the violent undertone of an interview he recently granted journalists.
He said: “Prior to his arrest, he was not under our radar. In fact, he did not exist. However, that was to change after our attention was drawn to the interview he granted one medium.
“In that interview, he made so many threats that would jeopardise the sovereignty of Nigeria if he is allowed to actualise them.
“He also threatened to burn down Nigeria if Biafra is not allowed to secede. The violent undertone of his interview gave us cause for concern and so we picked him up.”
He also said measures are ongoing to ferret out information about the sponsors of the group, in a bid to round them up.
He said: “After our questioning, we will go after their sponsors because it’s not possible for this young man to be the brain behind this group. When we get the sponsors, we have gotten the group.”


- As at November 12, 2015 Nnamdi Kanu is yet to meet his bail conditions - sum of N2 million with surety of civil servant of grade level 16.

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