As the FG objects to the court order releasing Kanu, Kanu’s attorney reveals the next course of action
Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, the primary attorney for Nnamdi Kanu, has advised the Federal Government to follow the Appeal Court’s ruling and permit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to return home.
If the judgment is obeyed, he claimed, it will bring peace to the Southeast.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was released and found not guilty by an Abuja Appeal Court on Thursday after Kanu’s attorneys had appealed the case.
Nnamdi Kanu was dismissed, not acquitted, according to the Federal Government, which was represented by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami. Malami made a declaration.
Parts of the statement read;
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predates 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.”
Reacting to Malami’s statement, Ozekhome said in an interview on Channels Television that he will file a cross-appeal on some issues he doesn’t agree with the Court of Appeal on, should the Federal Government go on to appeal the judgement of the Appeal Court.
According to Ozekhome, the law clearly states that a person can only be tried when the place and time a crime was committed has been established. And in the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the Federal Government stated that Nnamdi Kanu made a broadcast but didn’t say where he made the broadcast. Ozekhome said that Appeal Court overlooked this part.