A Biafran group, Biafra Nations League, BnL has frowned at Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, statement over the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was discharged by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
Kanu, who has been fighting for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic was charged with terrorism by the Nigerian Government. He has been under custody since 2021 but was later discharged by the appellate court.
However, a statement by Malami on Thursday, October 14, 2022, said the IPOB leader was only discharged and not acquitted.
Malami said the Federal Government will approach the Supreme Court to see that the Appeal Court judgement that freed Kanu is overturned.
“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
“For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.
“The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issue that borders on rendition.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predate rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.
“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues”, a statement made by Malami through his media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu, read.
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Replying to Malami shortly, BnL on its verified Facebook page said: “We are glad that Mazi Nnamdi has gained victory in their court.
“But the statement from Malami is disheartening”.
We are glad that Mazi Nnamdi have gained victory in their court.
But the statement from Malami is disheartening
Posted by Biafra Nations League -BnL on Friday, October 14, 2022
The group has been a strong force in the Bakassi Peninsula, opposing the Nigerian and Cameroonian Governments in every width and breadth.
The group is headed by one Princewill-Chimezie Richards.
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