Breaking: Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Asks Buhari Govt To Dialogue, Abandon Trial

Aloy Ejimakor

Special counsel to the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Aloy Ejimakor, on Monday told the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari that “dialogue is amicable; trial is not”.

Akelicious reports that quoting a section of the Federal High Court Act, Ejimakor wrote on his known Twitter handle: “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.”

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Kanu was accused of various offences, including treasonable felony and terrorism, offences he allegedly committed in the course of his separatist campaigns.

The 54-year-old had pleaded not guilty to all the 15 amended charges. The court struck out eight.

On behalf of Kanu, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had made a similar request as Ejimakor, asking President Buhari to use his prerogative of mercy on the pro-Biafra group leader.

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Speaking last week at an event organised in his honour by Hope Uzodimma, Imo governor, in Owerri, George Obiozor, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the federal and state governments should engage “restive” Igbo youths in a dialogue to resolve the crisis in the south-east peacefully.

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