The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has made it clear that the Court of Appeal in Abuja only discharged the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu but not acquitted him.
Reacting to the decision of the Court of Appeal on Kanu, which trended earlier in the day, October 13, the minister stressed:”for the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.”
In a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the minister said that the
decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issues that borders on rendition.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predates rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.
“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues.”