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Ozekhome Writes Buhari, Demands Kanu’s Immediate Release

Mike Ozekome, counsel to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari demanding his immediate release.

In the letter dated October 3, Ozekhome explained the need why a political solution is the best solution in Kanu’s case.

Ozekhome asked the President to direct the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to facilitate the release of his client.

This he said would restore normal businesses that have been paralysed in the South-East as a result of the sit-at-home order declared by the secessionist group.

The letter read partly, “The petition is to humbly urge you to order the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu through a more productive political solution.

“You can do this by instructing the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation to wiled his powers under Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution to enter a nolle prosequi.

“This will immediately halt the present restlessness and sits-at-home mantra currently ravaging the South East and paralysing business and normal life.

“Thank you, sir, as you attend to this lengthy petition promptly and right the current wrongs against Nnamdi Kanu by ordering his immediate and unconditional release.”

Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services for 15 months, was re-arrested in June 2021, and brought back to Nigeria from Kenya to face his trial.

The IPOB leader and his co-defendant are facing treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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