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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian govt gives new interpretation to ruling, insists IPOB leader not acquitted

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The Federal Government has given its own interpretation to the Appeal Court judgment setting Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu free.

According to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, though the Court of Appeal has discharged Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader is yet to be acquitted.

A statement by Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu said:

“For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted”.

In the statement titled, “On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial”, the Justice Minister said he has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.

“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.

“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,” Malami said.

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