Failure by the federal government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as directed by the Working Group of UN Human Rights Council will have some consequences.
Barr Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to the IPOB leader, stated this in a tweet on Saturday.
According to him, “The infamous extraordinary rendition of #MNK was the first MISHANDLING. Putting him on trial was the second.
“Refusing him bail despite the Umuahia judgment was the third. Any refusal to release him as was directed by the United Nations will surely open a hornets nest.”
An Umuahia High Court some months ago ruled in favour of Mazi Kanu that he did not jump bail in 2017, in a suit instituted by Barr Ejimakor.
The position of the UN was first announced by Kanu’s international counsel, Mr Bruce Fein, some two weeks ago.
He had tweeted, “I just received opinion by Working Group of UN Human Rights Council demanding immediate unconditional release of MNK and reparations for serial violations of internationally guaranteed rights by Nigeria and Kenyan governments. Stand by for full opinion.”
The non-heeding to the directive by the federal government since it was issued has kept some commentators talking.
Charles Odo, a student, said, “Buhari can ignore it simply because he is not a democrat. Nigeria is part and parcel of that working group, hence whatever UN group rules should be adhered to.”