Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with his client and abandon the case of treason against him.
Ejimakor made the plea in a tweet, noting that even the law encourages dialogue.
He quoted a section of the Federal High Court Act to support his case.
The lawyer tweeted, “Sec. 17 of Federal High Court Act (Reconciliation in civil & CRIMINAL cases) says: “In any proceedings in the Court, the Court may promote RECONCILIATION among the parties thereto & encourage & facilitate the AMICABLE settlement thereof”. Dialogue is amicable. Trial is not. #MNK.”
The Nigerian Government had arraigned Kanu on treason before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court.
The charges, which were initially 15 counts, had eight struck out by Justice Nyako.
The judge struck out counts six, seven, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.