The IPOB leader was granted bail by a court at some point, but the order was disobeyed by the federal government which moved him from his detention cell at the Department of State Services (DSS) to Kuje Prison on the outskirts of Abuja.
Kanu’s bail sparked jubilation across the South-east, GistMall.com gathered that Kanu initially rejected his release on the grounds that his colleagues must be released alongside with him, but he was prevailed upon by prominent Igbo leaders to accept the bail. They also advised him that he would be better off appealing the bail terms gagging him from the outside rather than in the custody of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS).
Ekweremadu was said to have reached out to prominent Igbo leaders to meet Nnamdi Kanu’s bail terms Kanu, alongside David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe were arrested in October 2015 by the federal government for alleged treason.
However, on Wednesday, April 26 Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja granted bail to Kanu under very stringent terms.