Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Biafra: Compel Buhari to prove felony charges against Nnamdi Kanu or drop trial – Group begs UN


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A group known as the International Society for Civil Liberties and the rule of law, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against undue interference in the ongoing trial of embattled Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

This was contained in an open letter to the United Nations, entitled: “International Justice Appeal For Freedom Of Nnamdi Kanu And Other Victims Of The Regime’s Atrocities In Nigeria.”

The group dared the President to direct the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, to either prove its allegation of treasonable felony slammed on Kanu or withdraw the charges for want of evidence.


Kanu, alongside and two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are currently standing trial before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja for charges bordering on treason and association with an unlawful society.

The incarcerated leader speaking through the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had faulted Justice Tsoho’s handling of his trial.

The group said the Federal Government, should steer clear of Kanu’s ongoing court case and allow a level playing ground for the accused and his accusers to prove their cases beyond all reasonable doubts.

The group noted that Buhari should refrain from making further mockery of the rule of law and citizens’ constitutional liberties of arresting and clamping citizens into detention for over three months without trial; contrary to Section 35 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended in 2011.

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