The World Igbo Congress, WIC, has called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, gets justice.
The body was reacting to the Appeal Court in Abuja judgment that ordered the release of Kanu and Justice Evelyn Anyadike’s Federal High Court judgment against the extraordinary rendition of Kanu on October 26, 2022, in Umuahia.
Among other things, Justice Anyadike had ruled that Kanu should be returned to Kenya prior to his arrest in June 2021.
Despite the court’s ruling, Kanu is still locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS.
Reacting to the judgment, the Igbo congress urged Malami to sanction Kanu’s release.
The call was made in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Chris Ogara; Basil Onwukwe, PRO; and Anthony Ejiofor, Chairman.
The statement by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor reads: “World Igbo Congress, on behalf of all Igbo in the Diaspora, extols the judgment delivered on Thursday, October 26, 2022, by the Federal High Court in Umuahia (presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike) against the extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu on October 26 2022.
“World Igbo Congress sees this monumental judgment as the zenith of “judicial courage” even as the judicial somersault by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in appealing the freedom already granted to Nnamdi Kanu by the three-man panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja led by Justice Hanatu Sankeyas persists.
“By this judgment in the Federal Court Umuahia, we see that there is yet hope in the Nigerian Judiciary and we call on the Attorney General to redirect himself by toeing the line of judicial integrity, honor and rule of law to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu receives earned justice.
“Once again, and in keeping with our statement of October 18, 2022, World Igbo Congress calls on the AGF and the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu now.”