Appeal Court Did Not Acquit Nnamdi Kanu – Buhari Govt
The Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has reacted to the ruling of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that the Appeal Court had on Thursday upheld the appeal of the pro-Biafra activist and struck out charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.
Reacting in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, stated that the court only discharged Kanu and did not acquit him.
The statement reads: “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.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predate 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.”