Aloy Ejimakor, a Counsel to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has aid Nigeria and Kenya only have the option of releasing his client whom he claims is being illegally detained.
According to Ejimakor, in a post on X, both countries went against their own laws and international treaties when they repatriated Kanu for prosecution.
EJimakor argued that both countries failed to follow the due processes necessary for repatriation.
“Nigerian & Kenyan laws, plus treaties Nigeria ratified provide steps that MUST be taken in returning an accused to face trial in another country. Failure to take such steps, like in the case of #MNK, PERMANENTLY robs the Court of jurisdiction. The only option is to #FreeMNK.”
Concise News learnt that the Appeal Court in Abuja issued a decisive ruling ordering the immediate and unconditional release of Kanu, and recommending his return to Kenya, where he was allegedly abducted, or to his country of abode, Britain.
The court’s judgment included the dismissal of all 15 counts of treason that had been levied against Kanu. The ruling found fault with the manner in which he was brought to Nigeria, declaring it a violation of well-established international protocols on repatriation.
In addition to the order for Kanu’s release, the court recommended compensation for him as a redress for the abuse and gross violation of his fundamental human rights during his detention.
This legal victory for Nnamdi Kanu comes in the wake of another pivotal judgment from an Abia High Court in Umuahia, which openly criticized the Federal Government for the military raid that took place on September 17 at Kanu’s ancestral compound in Afaraukwu Umuahia. The court not only condemned the actions of the security agencies involved in the raid but also called for an official apology to Kanu for the illegal trauma that was inflicted upon him.