Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Tuesday, commended the Court of Appeal, Abuja, for demanding an explanation for the repatriation of his client from Kenya to Nigeria in June 2021.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported how the Court of Appeal Abuja reserved judgment on an appeal filed by Kanu, seeking to quash the terrorism and treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.
Moving the application at the court session on Tuesday, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) alleged that his client was forcefully abducted from Kenya and “illegally renditioned” back to the country.
Kanu’s lawyers said if the Federal Government cannot explain how Kanu was transferred to Nigeria, he cannot be tried.
Ejimakor aligns with his colleague, Ozekhome, insinuating that due process was not followed in bringing Kanu back to Nigeria.
I’ve been saying it that before any trial of #MNK can stick, Nigeria must first EXPLAIN to her courts how Onyendu ended up in Nigeria in chains.
The High Court did not press for this explanation. That was wrong!
Today, the Court of Appeal did and E choke! Bravo!
— aloy ejimakor (@AloyEjimakor) September 13, 2022
“I’ve been saying it that before any trial of #MNK (referring to Kanu) can stick, Nigeria must first EXPLAIN to her courts how Onyendu ended up in Nigeria in chains.
“The High Court did not press for this explanation. That was wrong! Today, the Court of Appeal did and E choke! Bravo!” Ejimakor wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
At the court today, responding, David Kaswe, counsel to the federal government, asked the court to dismiss the appeal for want of merit.
After taking submissions from both parties the three-member panel of justices led by Jummai Hanatu, said it would communicate a date for the judgement.