IPOB Lawyer Reveals Four Times Buhari Govt Misfired Against Nnamdi Kanu
The special counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, has revealed four times the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration fumbled on matters related to his client.
In a post on his Twitter page on Monday, the lawyer warned the government not to ‘misfire’ for the fifth time.
He stated this while sharing a tweet from a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, who cautioned the Nigerian government against the far-reaching implications of flouting the Appeal Court judgement which discharged and acquitted, Nnamdi Kanu.
The former US envoy stated that Buhari’s government misfired by embarking on the extraordinary rendition of Kanu from Kenya in 2021.
On his part, Ejimakor noted that Nigeria should not set bad precedent as a country of lawlessness by not complying with the order of a court of competent jurisdiction concerning Kanu’s release.
Revealing four instances the federal government fumbled, he said: “Nigeria’s disobedience of a 2018 decision of a continental tribunal on Kanu was the first ‘mishandling’.
“The extraordinary rendition was the second. Putting Kanu on trial was the third. Disobeying the United Nations was the fourth. And the likelihood of disobeying the judgment of the Court of Appeal will be the fifth.”
Ejimakor called on “Nigerians of means and influence, and the international community to intervene in persuading President Muhammadu Buhari to promptly comply with the court order which discharged Kanu from all the criminal charges pending against him”.
He also recalled that Buhari had on two occasions promised to obey any court order that bears on the release of Kanu, adding that “a promise of this sort is a debt.”