The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has stated the reasons why the Federal Government is unwilling to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Malami revealed that the Federal Government was yet to release KANU for the following reasons, which he explained.
In his words, he said: “Let me talk first about the rule of law. This is someone that has been granted bail on account of charges that have been preferred against him at the court. A case of a fugitive is established against the background of someone jumping bail to the international community.
Two, arising from national security, this is someone that is charged with treason, incitement and destruction of civil authority, murder and assassination of others on account of his incitement. That boils down to issues of national security and criminality.”
Three, on account of international diplomacy, this is someone that has used the international community or a foreign country to launch an attack against a nation, against his nation for that matter.”
So all these naturally come into play to determine what to do. So if you have through judicial processes established multiple cases of treason, homicide, and bail-jumping among others, the fact that you have indeed succeeded in one case as against multiple others that are pending goes to establish the fact that that case cannot be the only basis and criteria for determining whether you are entitled to be released or not. “