Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, charged together with their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu since 2015 have left Prison and returned their various homes in the South East.
The released IPOB members are Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Bright Chimezie, David Nwawusi, and Benjamin Madubugwu, who were charged with offenses relating to “preparations to secede from Nigeria” and detained without bond since 2015.
The four of them were granted administrative bails last week but could not meet their bail conditions till yesterday.
Their release was sequel to the lawyers meeting all the bail terms, particularly the cash bond of Five Million Naira each, making it a total of Twenty Million for all the four accused persons.
The cash bond was paid Thursday by bank draft to the Registrar of the Federal High Court in Abuja. It was upon meeting this final but difficult term that the release order was finally signed by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.
Vanguard gathered that posting the initial cash bond of Forty Million Naira (Ten Million each) was almost impossible, which prompted the lawyers to successfully apply for the reduction of the amount to Twenty Million Naira.
The lead counsel, Ejiofor said the next hearing date for their trial was set for 14th November 2018, adding that he expects the Judge will first deal with the pending objections to her jurisdiction before taking any further step in the trial. The four defendants left Abuja Thursday night to their various homes in South east.