Barr Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Friday, reacted to the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari on the bail application filed by his client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu is charged with jumping bail, running a proscribed organisation and treason. He is billed for trial on June 28, specifically for the trail judge, Justice Binta Nyako, to rule on his bail application.
Recall that President Buhari Thursday held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson.
Buhari, on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, pointed out that the leader of the proscribed IPOB had insisted that he was allowed to see his lawyers privately, a wish that was granted.
President Buhari said during the interaction that, “Kanu felt very safe in Britain, and said awful things against Nigeria. We eventually got him when he stepped out of the United Kingdom, and we sent him to court.
“Let him defend all that he has said there. His lawyers have access to him. Remember he jumped bail before. How are we sure he won’t do it again if he’s admitted to bail?”
Ejimakor, in a tweet, said, “British prime minister openly querying President Buhari on Nnamdi Kanu is a milestone. It’s a plus.
“Buhari’s response to the PM on bail is ultra vires. Buhari doesn’t decide bail; it is the court.
“Independence of judiciary has a date with 28th June. Otherwise, it will live in infamy.”