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Nnamdi Kanu only discharged, not acquitted – Malami

Begging for my freedom will be an insult to the memory of late Pa Amechi – Nnamdi Kanu

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, reacted to the decision of the Appeal Court to discharge the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

In a statement signed by Umar Jibril Gwandu, spokesman for the Attorney General’s office, Malami said the appeal court only discharged Kanu and did not acquit him.

“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement said. “For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.

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Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.

“The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issue that borders on rendition,” Gwandu’s statement noted.

“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predate rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.

“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues.”