By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice John Tsoho has declined to releaseÂ the detainedÂ leader of theÂ Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanuâ€ŽÂ on bail pending his trial.
â€ŽJustice Tsoho on Friday also denied bail toÂ two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with Kanu.
â€ŽHe stated that the charge against the defendants â€œis a grave one that will attract severe punishment upon convictionâ€.
The court noted that the offence that was allegedly committed by the defendants, which borders on treasonable felony, attractsÂ â€Žlife imprisonment.