Nnamdi Kanu engages new lawyer, gets  March 19 date for ruling in fresh bail plea 

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 19 for ruling in the application by Nnamdi Kanu seeking to be admitted to bail in the terrorism charges against him.

The date was fixed after taking arguments from Kanu ‘s lawyer, Alloy Ejimakor, praying for bail for his client and Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, who stood for the federal government and vehemently objected to granting of bail.

In the fresh plea, Kanu predicated his request for bail mainly on the fact that he may not be able to put up a good defense unless admitted to bail to have unfettered access to his lawyers.

He also claimed to be suffering from acute hypertension and acute heart disease among others diseases.

But his plea was not taken as the federal government lawyers objected on the ground that Kanu was once granted bail but jumped and fled the country.

Government asserted that all the bail conditions set by the court were breached and violated and pleaded with the court to dismiss the request.

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), also argued another motion in which he asked the court not to allow continuation of his trial until certain conditions are met by the federal government.

Among others, he requested that DSS operatives be barred from interfering with his lawyers during visitation.

He also asked that the court should compel the federal government to allow him to wear the clothes of his choice.

The federal government however objected to the request on the ground that he has no right under any law to dictate how his trial should be conducted.

Awomolo while seeking the dismissal of the request said that it was a gross abuse of court process that must not be allowed.