The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is scheduled for an emergency hearing today (Thursday), and it could lead to his release on bail, according to SaharaReporters.
It was learnt on Wednesday that the hearing could open the door for Kanu’s release on bail.
This was confirmed by the counsel for the Nigerian government in the matter.
It was also learnt from Nigerian government lawyers that the move is in response to the fervent appeals by Igbo leaders for the release of the pro-Biafra agitator.
“Nnamdi Kanu scheduled for an emergency hearing tomorrow that could lead to his release on bail.
“This is in response to Igbo elders’ request for his release,” one of the sources said on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had said on Friday, November 19 that he would consider the unconditional release of the IPOB leader as sought by elder statesmen from the South-East.
Buhari had, however, added that such a request was a difficult option to weigh but assured that he would give it a thought.
Buhari said this while receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja, earlier in November.