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Release Nnamdi Kanu Unconditionally, Abia Rep Begs Tinubu

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Hon. Obi Aguocha who is the member representing Ikwuano, Umuahia North and Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia state in the House of Representatives, has appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to facilitate the unconditional release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. 

In a statement which was sent to The Eastern Updates on Sunday, Aguocha pointed out that the release of Nnamdi Kanu will be a demonstration of good faith in supporting the peaceful development of the South East and the wellbeing of Ndi Igbo.

Aguocha said Nnamdi Kanu, Omoyele Sowore, Sunday Igboho and Godwin Emefiele are citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria accused by the government of various alleged offences.

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He said Sowore and Igboho are free men by reason of the determination of the judiciary in protecting the rights of the citizens while  Emefiele, by the determination of the judiciary, has been granted bail in the sum of N50M.

He said further that while It is their constitutional right to freedom, Nnamdi Kanu has not been accorded the same right wondering whether he was not a Nigerian citizen.

He asked “is Nnamdi Kanu not a citizen? Does Nnamdi Kanu not have a concomitant constitutional right to be granted bail? Shouldn’t Nnamdi Kanu at this point be released unconditionally?

“Is there one set rule for other Nigerians from different zones and another for Igbo’s within the South East zone?”

The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that Kanu’s legal team had warned that they may boycott court proceedings due to perceived injustices against their client.

They stated that they would not participate in the proceedings if the IPOB leader’s right to a fair trial was not respected by the Department of State Services.

The IPOB leader, who faces treason and terrorism charges, has been in the DSS’ custody since 2021.

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