The detained self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has tested freedom again after spending 18 months in prison. 

He has been in Kuje Prison in Abuja since he was arrested, but he secured his released on Friday evening.

Kanu was released after he met the conditions of the bail he was granted by Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday.

Nnamdi Kanu

It was not the first time that he was granted bail but this time, the bail condition was perfected at the presence of a highly respected Jewish leader, High Chief Priest Immanuu-El Shalom, as stipulated by the terms of his bail hearing.

Also involved in the process were the Chairman, South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.

Nnamdi Kanu released before and after

Kanu was granted bail by Justice Nyako on health grounds.

After over 18 months in incarceration, Nnamdi Kanu is finally enjoying freedom.

A look at Kanu now reveals a slight difference in looks from what he was like when he was arrested. His beards greyer than it was before, but the jubilation that has greeted his release is something that now overshadows his present looks.

Nnamdi Kanu release jubilation

In different cities where IPOB has members, the streets could tell that something different had happened. They are out there, this time, not in protest but in jubilation, celebrating the release of a man that is still facing trial. 

Kanu was first arraigned on November 23, 2015 in an Abuja Magistrate Cour for charges of "criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organisation by Nigeria's Department of State Services.