Court Orders FG To Restore Freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Wednesday,26th of October, 2022, has ordered the Federal Government to restore the status of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as he was in June 19,2021.

The Court in its ruling on today, struck down the matter on ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ and held that the Federal Government should restore the status of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a free man.

Barr Aloy Ejimakor

Briefing the Press,after the judgement, the Special Council to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB, Barr Aloy Ejimakor, told newsmen that they appeared before the court in March 2022 with eight prayers and informed that the eight prayers have been granted.

According to him, the court held that what happened to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya was a Torture and the court also held that the manner he was brought back to Nigeria was extraordinary rendition.

He said the most important take away from the judgement was not the money being fined the Federal Government, of course the Nigeria constitution made a provision that when one’s fundamental human right is being breached, the victim needs to tag along money, but the order to restore his freedom.

“We are talking about restoring him to the status quo as of June 19,2021, that is the most important order we have got from the court today.

“I urge the federal government to take prompt step to obey the court order by restoring Kanu to his former status as a ‘Free man’.He was Her Majesty’s subject who entered Britain on a valid passport, entered Kenya on a valid passport but was extraordinary rendition to Nigeria.The court is saying restore him his status.

“The Court of Appeal in Abuja discharged him but it didn’t go far, but it has been made clear by the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, for the federal government to restore him to his original status”,he explained.

The Special Council, however, prayed the Federal Government to readvise itself and retrace their verdict on the Indigenous People of Biafra as a Terrorist group, saying that the IPOB is not a terrorist group but a group seeking for a separate state through referendum and not through war, adding that IPOB is a law abiding freedom fighting group which has lawyers backing them all over the world.

Also, the National President of Ohaneze Youth,Comrade Igbo Ayaka Igbo Ayaka,urged the Federal Government to respect the court ruling and quit from any form of executive rascality or impunity against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or the Indigenous People of Biafra,so as not to provoke the igbo nation.

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