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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has asserted that last Thursday’s judgement by the Supreme Court has really opened a new legal window for his release.
Kanu made this disclosure yesterday during his routine meeting with his legal team, led by his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, and Barrister Nnaemeka, at the Abuja facility of the Department of State Services, DSS.
The IPOB leader, however, expressed disappointment with the judgement.
Posting on X, Ejimakor wrote: ‘UPDATE: I met with #MNK today in tow with Barr Nnaemeka.
‘Onyendu expressed his profound disappointment with the Supreme Court judgment but he believes that aspects of the judgement have opened a new legal window to pursue his release. He asked all and sundry to remain confident.’
The Eastern Updates reports that the Supreme Court turned down an appeal to release the embattled IPOB leader from detention.
In its judgement delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim but written by Justice Garba Lawal, the Supreme Court upturned the Appeal Court ruling that discharged and acquitted Kanu of all terrorism charges in October 2022.
The Supreme Court held that although the Nigerian government recklessly and unlawfully rendered Kanu from Kenya, such an unlawful act has not divested any court from proceeding with trial.
Justice Lawal held that no Nigerian law was cited in the suit seeking Kanu’s release from unlawful abduction from Kenya.
Meanwhile, a fresh travel advisory has been issued by the IPOB to Anambra and Imo State indigenes coming home for Christmas, citing insecurity.
The group said it has uncovered a plot to orchestrate insecurity in the zone by criminals, but assured that it will also deploy operatives from its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) to ensure the protection of returnees.