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New naira: FG should also comply with order releasing Kanu, says lawyer

Special counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra’s detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, stated that those requesting the Federal Government to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for the old naira notes should also request that it comply with the court decision that released Kanu.

In a tweet on Friday morning, the attorney stated that all judgments are equal.

Ejimakor wrote, “Those asking the Federal Government to comply with the Court/Tribunal rulings that called for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should also ask the Federal Government to comply with the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on old Naira notes.” All judgments are the same.”

In October 2022, the PUNCH reported that the Federal Government’s 15-count terrorism charge against the detained leader was overturned by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

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The appellate court ordered the IPOB leader’s release from detention while issuing a discharge and acquittal of all charges against him in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel headed by Justice Jummai Hanatu.

When the Federal Government forced Kanu to be transferred from Kenya to Nigeria so that his trial could continue, the court stated that it was satisfied that the Federal Government had flagrantly broken all of the known laws.

However, Abubakar Malami, the Federation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, stated that Kanu was only discharged, not acquitted.

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In addition, the Federal Government informed the Court of Appeal in an application for a stay of execution of the court’s judgment that ordered Kanu’s release that Kanu poses a threat to national security and must be detained to maintain peace.

The IPOB leader remains in the Department of State Services’ custody despite numerous pleas and demands, including the judgment of the court.

In addition, Kanu’s lawyers and family have continued to raise concerns about his deteriorating health while he is in DSS custody.

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