Federal Government’s illegal detention of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu should be dealt with by the United Nations

Nnamdi Kanu during his court proceeding

Nnamdi Kanu during his court proceeding

The continuous illegal detention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu after he was discharged and acquitted by the Court of Appeal in Abuja should be dealt with by the United Nations.

Kanu was discharged and acquitted by Appeal Court of Justice Abuja on Thursday 13th October after he was found not guilty of all charges leveled against him.

The court quashed the entire terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Nnamdi Kanu

After the Thursday verdict, the DSS refused to allow Kanu to leave citing yet to be declared reasons. Malami also stated that the Federal Government would pursue other charges against Kanu.

The continuous detention has been met with angry response from Nigerians, with politicians like Senator Shehu Sani hitting out at the federal government over the illegal detention as he stated that to be discharged means to be released:

“MNK: All I know is that anything DISCHARGED means to be released; like discharging water means releasing water from the pipe…and many other examples”, Sani was quoted as saying in a tweet.

Nnamdi Kanu in court
Nnamdi Kanu in court

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, in a remark claimed that Kanu may not be released even with the Appeal Court’s ruling.

The continuous detention of Kanu should be taken to the United Nations as it violates his rights and is against the African Union (AU) justice protocol.

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