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Simon Ekpa Reveals Plan To Free Nnamdi Kanu After Supreme Court Declined To Release Him

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The Supreme Court’s judgment which on Friday declined to order the release of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention, isn’t sitting comfortably with Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa.

On Friday, December 15th, 2023, the apex court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, but written by Justice Garba Lawal, voided and set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which in October last year ordered Kanu’s release and quashed the terrorism charges against him.

The Supreme Court held that although the Nigerian government recklessly and unlawfully rendered Kanu from Kenya, such an unlawful act has not divested any court from proceeding with trial.

Justice Lawal said that no Nigerian law was cited in the suit seeking Kanu’s release on mere unlawful abduction from Kenya, adding that at the moment, the remedy for such action is for Kanu to file a civil matter against such act instead of removing the powers of courts to continue with his trial for alleged criminal charges.

The apex court subsequently ordered that Kanu should go and defend himself in the remaining 7 counts of terrorism charges against him.

Reacting to this amid his hope of Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom today, Ekpa vowed to force the release of the IPOB leader.

Noting that the Biafra government is the only hope of Kanu’s freedom, Ekpa said it will happen in due time.

In his words: “I watch them from the mirror, before they finish planning, i know. It would’ve been a miracle if something else happened. Though, after I exposed their plan to adjourn the case till February, they changed it slightly last night.

“The Biafra government is the only hope of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu freedom and it will happen in due time.”

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