A Federal High Court says it will on January 29 rule on the bail application by Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra.
At the hearing on monday, Mr Kanu, through his counsel, told the court that the offense for which he was standing trial was a bailable one.
However, the Director of Public Prosecution, who represented the Federal Government, asked the court to refuse bail on the grounds that the offence for which Mr Kanu and his co-accused were standing trial was a serious offense.
He also told the court that if granted bail, the accused would interfere with witnesses and evidence.
Having heard the two parties, the trial judge fixed the ruling on the bail application for January 29.
Last week, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered that Mr Kanu, who had been on detention, be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.
Justice James Tsoho gave the order shortly after Mr Kanu and two others pleaded not guilty to a six-count charge of treasonable felony and illegal importation of a radio transmitter preferred against them by the Federal Government.