Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said those asking the Federal Government to comply with the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on the old naira notes should also ask it to comply with the court ruling that released Kanu.

The lawyer stated this in a Twitter post on Friday morning, adding that all judgements are equal.

Ejimakor wrote, “Those asking the Federal Government to obey the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on old Naira notes should also ask the Federal Government to comply with the Court/Tribunal rulings that called for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. All judgments are created equal.”

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had last year quashed the 15-count terrorism charge preferred against the detained leader by the Federal Government.

The appellate court in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel led by Justice Jummai Hanatu, discharged and acquitted the IPOB leader of all the allegations against him, even as it ordered his release from detention.


The court had said it was satisfied that the Federal Government flagrantly violated all known laws, when it forcefully renditioned Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria for the continuation of his trial.

However, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had said that Kanu was only discharged but not acquitted.

Also the Federal Government in an application seeking a stay of execution of the court’s judgment that ordered Kanu’s release, told the Court of Appeal that Kanu poses a threat to national security and must be held in detention to maintain peace.

Despite pleas and demands from various quarters, including the judgement of the court, the IPOB leader is still detained in the custody of the Department of State Services.

Kanu’s lawyers and family alike have also continued to raise the alarm about his deteriorating health condition in the DSS custody.



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