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Nnamdi Kanu:Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls Supreme Court judgment “Unbelievable”

Anything noble in the Igbo’s culture of developing their host communities

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, expressed shock and disbelief over the Supreme Court’s recent decision nullifying the Court of Appeal’s order to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze spokesperson, stated that the organisation will analyse the judgement and formulate its official stance. He highlighted the seemingly contradictory nature of the ruling, emphasising, “The court cannot approbate and reprobate.”

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He explained that while the court acknowledged the government’s illegal abduction of Kanu from Kenya, it simultaneously allowed his trial to proceed, implying that the government gains from its own wrongful act.

“The court held that the government abduction of Kanu from Kenya was illegal and at the same time said he should face trial, which means the government will benefit from its wrongs by this judgement,” he said.

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Ogbonnia emphasised that Ohanaeze will convene to thoroughly examine the decision’s implications for Southeast security and the well-being of its people, culminating in a formal position on Kanu’s ongoing trial.