Ozekhome Submits Judgement Paper To Malami, Requests Kanu’s Release 

By Adadainfo
The certified true copy of the judgement of the Court of Appeal, which discharged Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has formally been submitted to the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, with a request to release Kanu ‘unconditionally’.
The three justices of the appellate court, last Thursday, discharged Kanu over alleged running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason. He was renditioned to Nigeria from Kenya last year, and the Appeal Court ruled that the manner of his arrest in Kenya and subsequent return to Nigeria amounted to extraordinary rendition, hence his prosecution voided.
But justice minister Malami, a senior advocate of Nigeria, stated shortly after Kanu’s triumph at the court that the IPOB leader was only discharged but not acquitted. He said the federal government would explore other avenues to try Kanu.
Chief Mike Ozekhome, Kanu’s lead counsel, in the letter, informed Malami that the judgement of Appeal Court had foreclosed Kanu’s further trial on the charges preferred against him by the government.
Ozekhome wrote, “On the strength of this judgment of a superior court, we respectfully urge your good offices to: immediately comply with the judgement of the court herein attached, order the immediate unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, now being illegally held in solitary confinement in State Security Service facility, at the Abuja headquarters.”
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