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Legal implications: Buhari under pressure to release Kanu, IPOB lawyer rebuts fears, cites constitution

Pressure mounts of President Buhari to release unconditionally, the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

This is even as the special Counsel to Kanu, Barr Alloy Ejimakor revealed that Buhari has the constituional powers to stop criminal prosecution through the Attorney General of the Federation before judgment is given in any criminal case.

Kanu’s lawyer who cited some sections of the constituional to that effect which include section 174 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was reacting to the response of Buhari to Igbo Leaders led by first Aviation minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi that demanded for unconditional release of Kanu.

Buhari upon receiving the said people over the weekend promised to consider their request which he said was heavy for him given implications of interfering in the affairs of the Judiciary.

According to the IPOB Lawyer, the unconditional release as well as discontinuation of criminal prosecution is totally the duty of the executive and not the Judiciary. 

Also Read;   Kanu’s detention: IPOB lawyer accuses S/E leaders of sabotage, describes action as dead on arrival.

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