Wednesday, July 6, 2022
MARKET UPDATE
Advertisement

TheCable

South-east leaders call for Nnamdi Kanu’s release — but Buhari says court will decide

South-east leaders call for Nnamdi Kanu’s release — but Buhari says court will decide
May 06
12:35 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari says the court should be allowed to decide the fate of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Buhari made the comment on Friday when he met with leaders in the south-east at the government house, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

The president has been on a two-day working visit to Ebonyi.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other leaders in the region have repeatedly called on the president to intervene in the case of the IPOB leader.

Advertisement

At Friday’s meeting, Charles Mkpuma, chairman of the south-east traditional rulers, repeated the plea.

But Buhari said it is important that the court makes a pronouncement on Kanu’s case.

Kanu is standing trial on an amended 15-count charge bordering on treasonable felony.

Advertisement

In April, a federal high court in Abuja struck out eight out of the 15-count charge filed against the IPOB leader.

Mike Ozekhome, Kanu’s lead counsel, described the charges as “defective and baseless”.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment