Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB leader only discharged but not acquitted by Court of Appeal – AGF Malami

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The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issues that borders on rendition.”

* Photo: Nnamdi Kanu *

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Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN has said the Court of Appeal in its judgment of Thursday only only discharged but did not acquit Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of the charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Malami said this in a statement released on Thursday night and obtained by The Shield Online.

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The statement, titled On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial, and signed by Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu said “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. 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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