Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Aloy Ejimakor, Special lawyer to the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged those urging the Federal Government to comply with the Supreme Court order stopping the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, from full implementation of the Naira re-design policy, to also compel the Federal Government to comply with many court judgments ordering the “immediate and unconditional release of Kanu.”
Kanu’s lawyer in a tweet via in his verified Twitter handle, urged those zealous about stopping the new currency policy to also show equal concern on other pronouncements of the court to prove that they had no ulterior motives.
“Those asking the Federal Government to obey the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on old Naira notes should also ask the Federal Government to comply with the Court/ Tribunal rulings that called for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. All judgments are created equal,” Ejimakor tweeted.
Kanu has remained in detention at the Abuja headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, since June 2021 following his extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, as well as Court of Appeal Abuja, had respectively ordered his immediate and unconditional release in 2022 after discharging him of all 15 counts of treason charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.
The Appeal Court Abuja also declared that Kanu should not be tried in any Nigerian court, faulting the process of his arrest and rendition from Kenya which the Court said violated all known international protocols.
The UN Opinion on torture had also advised the Federal Government to release Kanu without delay.
But the Federal Government has remained adamant to all the court orders concerning Kanu.