Compel Nigerian Authorities To Unconditionally Launch IPOB Chief, Nnamdi Kanu – US Lawmaker Tells President Biden The member representing …
Compel Nigerian Authorities To Unconditionally Launch IPOB Chief, Nnamdi Kanu – US Lawmaker Tells President Biden
The member representing District 139 within the Texas Home of Representatives, Jarvis Johnson, has requested the President Joe Biden-led United States authorities to compel the Nigerian authorities to instantly and unconditionally launch the chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
Kanu has been within the custody of the Division of State Providers (DSS) since June 2021 when he was kidnapped in Kenya by Nigerian govt in keeping with his lawyer and returned to Nigeria for continued trial on treasonable felony and terrorism fees pressed in opposition to him by the Nigerian authorities.
Nonetheless, on October 13 this 12 months, a three-man panel of Court docket of Attraction judges of their unanimous resolution dominated that Kanu’s rendition from Kenya was unlawful. The attraction court docket dominated that the arrest, abduction and subsequent arraignment of Kanu earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket violated worldwide conference on terrorism and, thus, robbed any court docket of regulation in Nigeria mandatory jurisdiction to entertain the swimsuit. The court docket additionally discharged and acquitted Kanu of all the fees and ordered for his quick and unconditional launch from detention.
However the Nigerian authorities via the Legal professional Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, insisted that the IPOB chief can’t be launched and thereafter, appealed the judgment of the Appellate court docket.
The Nigerian authorities’s resolution to maintain Kanu in detention after the Attraction Court docket judgment has since generated widespread blended reactions, notably, condemnations from Nigeria and out of doors Nigeria.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Jarvis Johnson and a gaggle often called the Biafra Advocacy Group (B.A.G) known as on the U.S. authorities to facilitate Kanu’s unconditional launch and to compel the Nigerian authorities to grant Kanu his request of free and truthful referendum as recognised by worldwide legal guidelines.
The assertion learn, “TX State Consultant Jarvis Johnson (Democrat-Houston) and The Biafran Advocacy Group (B.A.G), a human rights organisation primarily based within the U.S., urge the U.S. authorities to affix different governments and organizations to compel the Nigerian authorities to instantly launch Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the main freedom and human rights advocate for The lgbos and different oppressed Nigerian minority tribes.
“Mazi Nmandi Kanu, a British Citizen, was kidnapped in Kenya on June 19, 2021. After per week of torture in Kenya, Kanu was forcibly taken to Nigeria. Kanu was charged to court docket by the Nigerian authorities on alleged offenses dedicated in the UK.
“After a collection of spurious amendments of its Charging Devices, a collection of steady adjournments of court docket dates, and a foiled plot to conduct a secret and quasi-military trial of Kanu by the Nigerian authorities, he has lastly had his days within the Nigerian Courts.
“The Abia State Excessive Court docket judgment of January 19, 2022, exonerated Kanu from leaping bail and ordering the Nigerian authorities to apologize and pay him compensation for the army invasion of his ancestral house.
“On October 13, 2022, the Nigerian Court docket of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, unanimously held Nigeria’s authorities detention of Kanu as unlawful. The Court docket discovered Kanu was kidnapped from Kenya and unlawfully detained in Nigeria.
“The Federal Excessive Court docket (Umuahia) Judgment of October 26, 2022 dominated Kanu was terribly renditioned and ordered compensation for him.
“Kanu was denied fundamental human rights and unbiased specialist medical take care of an ongoing coronary heart ailment.
“Moderately than adjust to these authorized choices and mandates, the Nigerian authorities has refused to launch Kanu and has resorted to delaying techniques to change the course of justice.
“Kanu’s solely alleged offense is his persistent request for the Nigerian Authorities with the help of the Worldwide group to conduct a free and truthful Referendum as a peaceable technique of resolving the nationwide query in Nigeria.
“That is in keeping with worldwide regulation and apply. It was by way of a Referendum that the 30 years conflict in Sudan was resolved; the U.Ok. discontinued its membership within the European Union (Brexit) was resolved, and the difficulty of Scotland as a part of the U.Ok. was resolved.
“TX State Consultant Jarvis Johnson calls on the US authorities and different companies to facilitate, as ordered by the Nigeria Court docket of Appeals, and the UN Working Group Opinion Quantity A/HRCWGAD/2022/25 the quick and unconditional launch of Kanu from his illegal detention in Nigeria.”