The Federal High Court in Abuja , Wednesday May 18th, 2022 denied the bail application of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Binta Nyako held that Mr Kanu must account for his whereabouts over the years when he was first granted bail but refused to attend his trial.
The court disagreed with the defendant that he escaped out of the country when Nigerian armed soldiers allegedly invaded his ancestral home in Abia State.
Ahead of the ruling on the bail application, on Wednesday morning, the Federal Government had filed a six-count amended charge against Kanu.
Justice Nyako, however, berated the prosecution for filing the amended charge just hours before the ruling. She said she was not aware of the amended charge until she got to the court in the morning.
According to her, the prosecution cannot at every opportunity decide to amend the charges of the defendant.
Although provisions of ACJA allows for amendment of charge at any point of the trial , there must be a stop to it.
This amendment will be the sixth amendment made by the prosecution.