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IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Petition EU Against Nigerian FG Over Bail Denial

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IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Petition EU Against Nigerian FG Over Bail Denial

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August 20, 2016 – IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Petition EU Against Nigerian FG Over Bail Denial

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor has petitioned the European Union against the Federal Government of Nigeria over the continuous detention of his client by the FG over treasonable felony allegation.

In a petition with charge #FCT/ABJ/CR\383\15 obtained by Saturday Telegraph yesterday, Ejiofor accused the FG of manipulating the judicial process at all level to keep Kanu in detention.

The petition reads:

“We are solicitors to Nnamdi Kanu,the 1st defendant in the above caption, criminal charge, here in after refers to as ‘our client’ and on whose definite instruction we write to the European Union on the ugly direction the politically orchestrated trial of Kanu (a British citizen),premised on a most concocted charges of treasonable felony, is gradually assuming.

“We refer to our previous correspondence in relation to the above subject, reservation, worries and well informed fears expressed there in. In keeping with promises made in the aforesaid letter,we find it obligatory to keep the EU abreast of the happening, the petition read.

“The application was heard on February 19 along with our counter Affidavit filed in its opposition. In a well considered ruling delivered by the court on the same day, the court refused the prosecution’s prayers that sought for secret trial, among other reliefs, consequently ordered that the trial will be conducted in the open.

“In effect, the court granted an application for secret trial of our client, a British citizen, obviously sitting on appeal against his order made on February 19. In the face of this deliberate plot to perverse the course of justice, we promptly appealed to the court of Appeal Abuja Division, to set aside the later order for secret trial made by the court.

“The defence team was once again faced with the worst intrigue, carefully orchestrated by the state to hamstring our client’s constitutionally guaranteed rights to fair hearing/trial in the matter. “We shall object in a very strong term, any form of secret trial in the case.”



  1. Metu Nyetu

    August 20, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    PETITIONING EU at the wake of Brexit is unlikely to be of any meaning effect. Kanu should direct his petitions to Britain instead, even though I suspect that Britain would not want the country they had colonized to disintegrate. Maybe Kanu’s Russian connection would be better in this struggle.

    • RAPO

      August 20, 2016 at 9:39 AM


  2. Big Aunty Koks

    August 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Why petition a foreign country if this man is a Nigerian? People should think twice about tormenting trouble and then running to other countries and leaving those Nigerians with nowhere to run to to stay back and face the consequences.

    • Omokehinde

      August 20, 2016 at 10:50 PM

      Great comment from Big Aunty Koks. Nigerians most especially the Igbo youths must shine their eyes.

  3. Endure

    August 20, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    This is one of the reasons why many nigerians continue to lambaste mr president. He failed to understand we are no longer in military era where the head of state have absolute power and not restricted by constitution or any law. Democracy is all about the rule of law and to my very knowledge he has disobeyed the court orders to have Nnamdi Kanu released three good times in less than 2 years in office. In the democratic system of government the president should be the one to protect the laws and ensure its compliance and failure to do this no doubt will slide the nation to anarchy,a condition of lawlessness resulting from the absence of governmental authority. Since we have a democratic government that is headed by a president,then the rule of law that guides our constitution has to be followed. Nnamdi kanu was charged for terrorism related offence and having foreign account to support terrorism. And since he has not being convicted already of that alligation,under normal rule of law of our constitution he has to be granted bail after which he will continue to appear in the court for further hearings. If he’s now guilty of his offence then a final verdict will now be passed by the chief judge after then, he will be sentence to whatever years in prison. But all this due process in the court has not taking place and that is why every nigerians that know there right are speaking loud against this pattern of judgment from mr president. The president has been calling for change,change but I don’t think he himself has changed from his formal system as dictator and he has not been exemplary in this regard. This man has being detained since last year without trial which is unconstitutional in our judicial system. And he has been detain with the mind that if he’s granted a bail he will take the advantage of been a citizen of Britain to flee out of the country. But this kind of believe held by the administration is absurd. If our federal government can provide sound evidence against him and show it to the government of the country he may happen to flee in order to seek asylum, i don’t think they should be worry to extradite him even though he flee out of th country.

    Of course no peace loving nigerians will kick against the trial of anyone charged with terrorism,but
    Due process has to be followed in accordance with our constitution. And that is what our president has so far failed to do which suggest a witch hunting of those he held at contempt which is totally against what democracy and the rule of law stand for. He has to grant him bail and allow him a fair hearing in the court. This man should be giving the freedom and the opportunity to defend himself in the court. If he’s found guilty then let the law take it course on him.

  4. olaizo

    August 20, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Theres nothing like struggle here but just a bunch of lazy asshole man trying to manipulate d mind of stong and hard working igbos men and women to lower them to his level and he will be worship.
    hes not going to be the 1st british citizen and not the last, Davido na citizen, he is using his talent to contribute to nig growth.. i am a citizen of United state, but i have also esterblished in my father country and pay my tax to IRS…he is just anothet charpters of BK ok?? He got nothing to offer his clan but destruction and scam them of their sweat…many igbos has suffer meeting up with their life and families needs and u want to come and detroy their life how u did yours in england and doesnt work for u… please my brothers, wake up, theirs no country that seperate without bloodshed or sharing of bloods like Mrs Jona used to say.
    Remember Kosovo and some of the soviet union state, no country in africa that have ever seperate, we are strong as one nigeria, let continue like that till we get there.

  5. Omokehinde

    August 20, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Brother Metu Nyetu, I totally disagree with your advice and comment. What most of you guys don’t realize and know is that no nation cares about the wellbeing of any tribe or nation in West Africa. The current situation we are in today was perfectly designed by the British Empire far before the independent. We are the only one that can amicably resolve our differences and mend our division due to tribalism, religion, culture, language, and hatred and move on as a nation. When you allow foreign countries to interfere with our way of life, the results is always distarious just like in slavery and domination of African continent. Iraq and Syria are perfect example. But my advice to troublemaker-Nnamdi Kanu is to write letter to all former Nigerian Presidents, all the first class traditional rulers from all regions in Nigeria, to all the former and present governors in the Southeast Region explain to them in the Letter his willingness To denounce trouble, Shun his Call FOR tribal WAR in Nigeria, and promise them to embrace peace and dialogue. These powerful Nigerians we meet on his behalf with the president. Brother Nnamdi will be out within a month from prison to reunite wit his lovely family in Britain. I’m not suggesting that any Nigerian should be quite and remain silence in the midst of injustice and discrimination because I strongly believe that every Nigerian citizen should have equal opportunity under the law and constitution. But stupidly and ignorantly calling for another war is not the answer. Kanu Nnamdi can still remain champion of the Igbo youths in a positive way and not arming them against their economy interests and national disunity. This is not a call for the Igbo to forgo their sovereignty to have Biafra state. But you can’t achieve anything without political power, economy power, and social development. Afterall, we were operating differently in three regions before the British design independent. Kanu should writes to Nigerians for help and not Slave Masters that created the national mess we are in now by design.

  6. fifelomo

    August 20, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    @big aunty koks, I wonder.

  7. buzu-k

    August 20, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    what is keeping buhari from releasing this man?

  8. joe kelvin

    August 21, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    Look Omofeyinwa/omokehinde or what ever you care to bear, as much as i will never give a peck gearing concernt to this fellow’s (kanu nnamdi) ilogical, frivolous, and abuse of freedom, for all right expression, and instigation of tribal-public conodrum, express rekindling of an almost instintly asumed alegories, though ruminated shear facts of bitterness in the heart of all nigerians more noticably say it: Politics, Religion, Tribal trives and discouse, Yes; and i mean corrosly too every literal mind bearing most nigeria populis will agree unambigiosly that, we are strong together, only ourselfs can best fix bitinghard and solution beging negating ruinway to outspringing positve headways.
    We are more recently clamouring for federal retrusturing and all what you see is same circle of intrest and i mean seriosly keeping it real: “if this will make this agender will make this other people beter than we do then it should be a cast in the stone” look building a nation bits beyound patrotism, hardwork and mental physical conpetativeness, it entials united national spirit, unwavering shared national as well as personal persuation and agender, before the physical perspective, tell a nation two deferent rule of law, sharia and constitutional federal law what the core-north considered as law of the western world, point to me nation that leaders are saying “we are one nation one people” just fore gainsay and persification, and deep in there heart they conceeded million the oposite or brtter still how they are going to egdeover others,this is groundsill reason why we are creeping giant, going hungry in the land suficient, defending criminal because he or she is from your tribe, and softly or foolhardly condeming for you not to be percieved as a tribalist, come enough said, “can too work without agreing together? so said the Holy bible @kehinde swap the writing letter subject to whoever off your mind ooooo!, as not going to pivot a permanent solution, those you stated will come with there own intrest. This is not the first and last time we going to see such case, “it all open and unopen can of worm” The forces of nature will surely have it’s way.

  9. Metu Nyetu

    August 21, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    @OMOKEHINDE, I believe I am right when I said that Britain will not throw their weight in favour of disintegration. Nigeria is a creation of their astute greed, and as long as the nation continues to exist, they feel superior. Russia, on the other hand, was in favour of Biafra, and still is. As for realizing Biafra without war, that is the best idea. But I am afraid that Nigeria will not willingly release the people. Even if Kanu writes to all former heads of state and all traditional rulers, and they endorse the cause, PMB would still stand in the way.

    @JOE KELVIN, are you for, or against? I bet that Omokehinde does not know why you kept mentioning his name.

  10. sola olaniyi

    August 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Buhari should free this man jor

  11. Maryf

    August 31, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    So this man is still in jail. Buhari, you better release Nnamdi, if you don’t want the law of karma to fire you. What wickedness!

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