Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Namdi Kanu has filed a motion to be free from the bail conditions he got at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The IPOB leader is asking the court to vary the conditions of the bail which it had granted him.
In her ruling delivered on April 25 2017, Justice Binta Nyako, had granted bail to Kanu on health grounds.
Kanu, in his application filed on July 1 , 2017, insisted that parts of the bail conditions prohibiting him from being seen in a crowd exceeding 10 persons, granting press interviews and holding or attending rallies, violated his constitutional rights.
Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said in the motion that the undesirable bail terms and conditions were contained in paragraphs 2 (vii) and (viii ) of the court’s ruling, granting bail to his client on April 25.
Citing several Sections of the 1999 Constitution, Kanu’ motion is seeking,
“An order of this honourable court varying the bail conditions given to the first defendant/ applicant on April 25, 2017, by outrightly (sic ) vacating paragraph 2 (vii) and (viii ) in the said order, which stipulates ‘that the first defendant should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; and that the defendant should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies , respectively.”