BreakingNews 19/10/15 - Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Released On Bail

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of clandestine Radio Biafra arrested and detained by Nigeria Department of State Services (DSS) - also known as State Security Service (SSS) has been granted bail in the sum of N2 million or with surety of N2 million with a civil servant of grade level 16. He is yet to fulfill his bail conditions as at the time of this report.

 

Kanu's lawyer, Mr. Egechukwu Obetta  said his client was put in the same cell with terrorists despite his life threatening health issues. Kanu is to appear in court soon to face undisclosed charges that may include treason.

 

Masterweb on learning the purported arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, contacted DSS yesterday on his whereabouts and was told to call back today. Masterweb CEO/Publisher, Chief Charles O. Okereke called back today and was told by DSS that: "He (Nnamdi Kanu) is with us in safe hands and we are carrying out investigations."
 

 
In July, Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced they blocked Radio Biafra signal because it was operating illegally and broadcasting hate messages. Briefing Journalists after the NBC announcement and meeting between officials of Ministry of Information and President Buhari, Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information said: “Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by NBC. The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwaves in Nigeria.”


 
Clandestine Radio Biafra contrary to claim by NBC of jamming it still broadcasts  on satellite TV dubbed Biafra Television, Internet, FM, AM and shortwave (SW)  frequencies; the shortwave they claim covers most of Africa and beyond. Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra Director in a statement posted on their website, described their shortwave radio as “Nuclear War Head”.

 

Will Kanu's prosecution in court clip the wings of Radio Biafra? The answer will unfold as the case drags out. Stay tuned here on Masterweb for latest updates on the case.
 

 
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- Nigeria DSS officers 

 
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