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Concern As Pro-Biafra Activist Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Marks 1 Year In Jail

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Oct 13, 2016 – Concern As Pro-Biafra Activist Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Marks 1 Year In Prison

46-year-old Nnamdi Kanu was arrested by the Department of State Security at a hotel in Lagos in October, 2015, on his way back from the United Kingdom. He was subsequently charged to court for alleged treasonable felony. Initially, the court ordered that he be remanded in prison custody.

Since then, Kanu has been languishing in Kuje prison. His arrest, continued detention and trial sparked off protest and agitations by pro-Biafra groups for his release. Also, Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, called for his release.

Two high courts had granted Kanu bail. The courts orders were not adhered to by the Federal Government and DSS prompting more protest and agitations for Kanu’s release. In some of the protests, the agitators clashed with security agents which led to high casualties on the part of the Pro- Biafra groups and security agents.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, while marking this year’s World Igbo Day in Enugu last month, had given the Federal Government a matching order to release Kanu unconditionally, saying his continued incarceration may escalate more damages in the South-East zone of the country.

President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Gary-Enwo Igariwey, whose address was read by the Deputy President General, Sir O.A.U Onyema during the occasion, urged the Federal Government to obey the order of a High Court which earlier granted Kanu bail. “Ohanaeze feels that there should be a critical look at the reasons why the young man who was agitating without arms or element of violence should be incarcerated,” urging the Federal Government to re-evaluate the circumstances which made the court of law to earlier grant him bail and see to which extent it can be useful in putting things straight.

“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s incarceration till now does not seems to be palatable and does not seem to pass a positive message”.

[By Uchenna Inya]

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  1. Bok

    October 13, 2016 at 5:02 AM

    there is prize to pay to actualize your dreams. Buhari is juts being stupid.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    October 13, 2016 at 5:48 AM

    BUHARI MAY have been democratically elected, but the truth is that he either does not understand what the government by the people means, or he altogether spurns the whole process. His singular wish is that this was a military regime, and Kanu would have long been exercuted. But that s bad luck for PMB. Democracy fetters his hands, even though he is unwilling to abide by its tenets.

  3. Endure

    October 13, 2016 at 6:04 AM

    This is one example that shows the high level of injustice,the trampling and violation of human right and outright disregard of the judicial system that mark Buhari regime.

    This is a known democratically elected president in nigeria that has rejected court orders severally. Nnamdi kanu has been declared free on a number of occasions by the nigerian court of justice but the president has chose to use his executive power to unlawfully detained an innocent man without providing cogent and comprehensive evident to try him in the court of law.

    This is indeed a big slap to our judiciary in the federal republic of nigeria and a source of mockery to the international community. Mr president’ stance in matters of justice system in Nigeria will only embolden and encourage more agitators like pro-biafra to continue their movements.

  4. betty

    October 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Keeping him in jail doesn’t stop him or his biafran counterparts to do or become what they want. buhari is just ruling as if we are in the military regime.

  5. Stanley Jones

    October 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Nigeria is a lawless country dats all I can say, and its citizen who ain’t even living d good live tend to be scared of death, shit like these can’t happen in developed country like US. Nigerian youth can only fight themselves bt can’t do same our stupid leaders.

  6. D Hunter

    October 13, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Many intelligent Nigerians made a huge mistake when they supported a man without grey matter to lead a Nation of over 180million people.

    A country with the fastest economy on the conttinent should never have been committed into the hands of a failure who seems not to know his left from his right.

    It is human to err but to support tyranny, nepotism, incompetence and extremism in the name of religion is the height of madness.

    He would not release Nnamdi Kanu, an armless protester but he unconditionally recently released, to the great shock of the www Kabiru Sokoto, as a “sallah gift“ for the dreaded boko haram terrorists. But then, we have a man who has caused so much pains on Nigerians and carried out numerous dangerous attacks on especially Christians/ Churches including the Christmas day bombing at Madela in Abj.

    Cluelest soul to have ever occupy the prestigous office of Aso Rock.

    I take a stroll…

  7. Akujobi Ikenna

    October 13, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    My hero Nnamdi Kanu, I can only say to you…thanks for your sacrifice. You’ll live to see Biafra. isee. To you Tyrant Buhari you can only succeed in your atrocious plans if God in heaven permits. thank God you are a mere mortal

  8. sola olaniyi

    October 14, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    am tired of this government

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