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Why Nnamdi Kanu Should Be Released Immediately – Ozekhome

Human Rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order immediate release of the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Ozekhome spoke in a keynote address at the second version of the Handshake Across The Niger, held in Enugu on Friday.

The prominent lawyer expressed concern sadness that a Nigerian court ordered the release of Kanu but the federal government which should protect the rights of its citizens filed for a stay of execution.

Ozekhome, who is the lead counsel for the IPOB leader, insisted that Kanu never jumped bail as was erroneously bandied by the federal government.

He said: “Kanu rather escaped to save his life, which was heavily under threat during the invasion of his home by the armed soldiers.

“We are telling the federal government that this is not proper. Set this man free. Nnamdi Kanu is not well. He has ear pains. The DSS doctors have confirmed that he is not doing well, health wise.

“But they would still not allow him access to his own private doctor. We have told the Supreme Court to do the needful. The case has been adjourned till 11th of May.

“Please sir, on my bended knees, you can order the release of Nnamdi Kanu today. You can do it through the Attorney General of the Federation, who has the power to discontinue the case. You don’t have to wait for the Supreme Court decision before you do the right thing.

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“For the information of those harbouring the thought that it was an illegality or unconstitutionality, his self determination agitation, is in line with the Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948); African Charter of Human and People’s Rights; Article 3&4 of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (2007) among others.”

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