Appeal Court Didn't Acquit Nnamdi Kanu – Malami


Alt: = "Abubakar Malami and Nnamdi Kanu"

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that the Appeal court did not acquit the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, stating that all the charges against him, which predates his jumping of bail and rendition still subsist and remain matters for the courts to decide.

He made the statement in reaction to the judgment of the Appeal Court in Abuja on Thursday, which discharged and acquitted, IPOB leader for the failure of the Federal Government to disclose where and when Kanu was arrested and how he was extradited back to Nigeria.

Read also: Appeal Court Discharges and Acquits Nnamdi Kanu as FG Fails to Disclose where He was Arrested

The statement signed by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, on behalf of Abubakar Malami reads: “The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement said. “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 issues that borders on rendition.

“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.”

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