Appeal Court Hearing How Kanu Was Brought ‘Into Nigeria In Chains Good’ – Ejimakor

By Adadainfo

Barr Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Wednesday, expressed joy that the Appeal Court is entertaining his initial stand that the federal government ought to explain how Nnamdi Kanu was brought to Nigeria in ‘chains’ to determine the legality of his trial in Nigeria.

Kanu was forcefully brought to Nigeria from Kenya last year in a manner Ejimakor described as ‘extra-ordinary rendition’. According to him, Kanu’s arrest and the manner he was brought to Nigeria did not follow the international legal principle because Kanu travelled to Kenya as a British citizen.

Ejimakor said Appeal Court’s hearing of the case ‘is good’. He however berated the Federal High Court, Abuja, being presided over by Justice Binta Nyako, for refusing to hear that aspect of the case.

According to Ejimakor, “I’ve been saying it that before any trial of #MNK can stick, Nigeria must first EXPLAIN to her courts how Onyendu ended up in Nigeria in chains.

“The High Court did not press for this explanation. That was wrong! The Court of Appeal did and E choke! Bravo!

“And unlike the High Court, the Court of Appeal was highly interested in how Onyendu was brought to Nigeria. It’s a good sign. The court will give its ruling in no more than 90 days. But it could be earlier.”

Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is standing trial before a Federal High Court, Abuja, over running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason.

An Umuahia High Court earlier ruled that Kanu did not jump bail in 2017 in a suit instituted by Barr Ejimakor.

Adadainfo is an online newspaper reporting Nigerian news. Email: Phone: 08071790941

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