IPOB: Emulate Benin Republic, release Nnamdi Kanu, lawyer tells FG – Punch Newspapers


Aloy Ejimakor, a Special Counsel for the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged the Federal Government to release the IPOB leader.

He urged the Nigerian government to emulate Benin Republic’s gesture of releasing Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho.

The lawyer made this known in a tweet on Monday.

“The release of Igboho by Benin Republic has validated the universal law that #SelfDetermination is neither a crime nor an extraditable offense. If it is, Igboho would’ve been extradited to Nigeria.

“If Nigeria fails to reverse its injustice to #NnamdiKanu, its courts must.”

The PUNCH had reported that Igboho had been released from prison in Benin Republic to meet his medical practitioners.

Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others, allegedly jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.


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