A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome has urged the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to consider a political solution to the treasonable felony case against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
Ozekhome made this known while speaking to Journalists after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja denied his client fresh bail. It would be recalled that Justice Nyako adjourned the case of the pro-Biafra activist till 14 November 2022, pending the determination of the Appeal Court. This is coming after the Biafra agitator filed a fresh application seeking his release on bail pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him, but the case was dismissed when it came up for hearing on Tuesday.
The lawyer said: ”My humble advise sir, this is a matter you can still intervene in, nobody is saying you should intrude into judicial proceeding. I don’t believe in it but this matter can also have a political solution. “These are my few words to Mr President as he winds up his administration barely 11 months to go: let Nnamdi Kanu go as a free man.” He alleged that the federal government has no case against Kanu. ”You are accusing a person of inciting people, you said he made radio broadcast, from where he made the radio broadcast, you did not tell us. Was it in the spirit world? “We have seen your line up of witnesses, we didn’t see 1000 Nigerians lining up to come and give evidence that they participated in violence because of Nnamdi Kanu’s broadcast. “So Mr President Sir, you can still have a political solution. “Nnamdi Kanu has become a metaphor for the Igbo man’s struggle. “It is because the Nigerian state is not practicing social justice and true federalism,” he said.
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