The court in Lagos has denied Eze Ndigbo bail on charges of terrorism

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The Eze Ndigbo of the Ajao Estate, Frederick Nwajagu, was denied bail by the Lagos High Court in Tafawa Balewa Square.

Nwajagu’s bail plea was denied by Justice Yetunde Adesanya because of the gravity of the alleged crime and the severe penalty for it.

Nine counts have been filed against Nwajagu, including attempted terrorism, participation in terrorism, supporting a proscribed group in a meeting, and financing terrorism.

The defendant had requested bail on July 25 based on his medical records, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, he poses no flight danger.

The court’s decision on Friday was to deny bail and move the case forward quickly.

In addition, Justice Adesanya ordered that Nwajagu be taken to a public hospital for treatment.

At the last adjourned date, EBANTAL reports, defense attorney E. C. Obiagu, SAN asked the court to release his client on bail due to a medical emergency.

Prosecution attorney Jonathan Ogunsanya argued against granting bail in response.

A video in which Nwajagu threatened to invite members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to protect the possessions of the Igbo people living in the state reportedly led to his detention by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) in April, as reported by EBANTAL

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