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Nnamdi Kanu not acquitted – AGF



… Says FG still has pending cases against IPoB leader, will explore ‘options open’ from A’Court judgement

National Light Newspaper| October 14, 2022

LEADER of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) Nnamdi Kanu still has to remain behind bars because he has not been acquitted of all cases levelled against him in court.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, stated this yesterday in his reaction to the Court of Appeal judgement of Thursday in Abuja which dismissed all seven-count charges against Mr. Kanu on one of the suites between him and the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria.

Following the appellate court’s judgement, Malami through a statement by his Media and Public Relations aide, Umar Jibrilu Gwandu explained that the Appeal Court’s rulling was only on issues relating to Kanu’s rendition in Nigeria from Kenya.

He emphasised that there are other cases pending which the leader of IPoB has to answer in court. Hence Kanu has not been acquitted.

Buttressing the stance that Kanu is not free of hold yet, the statement established thusly: “The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federations and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.

”For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.

”Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.

“The decision handed down by the Court of Appeal was on a single issue that borders on rendition.

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“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 AGF gave indication of FG’s further action.

”The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues.”

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