Ejimakor said if the government is to comply with the apex court’s order on naira notes, it should also comply with the one discharging Kanu.
Aloy Ejimakor, one of the lawyers of the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that if the Federal Government is to comply with the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on the old naira notes, the government should also comply with the order to release Kanu.
Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) despite the Court of Appeal in Abuja quashing the 15-count terrorism charge against Kanu and discharging him consequently since October 2022.
The appellate court said the Federal Government flagrantly violated all known laws, when it forcefully renditioned Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria for the continuation of his trial.
In reaction, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the court only discharged, not acquit Kanu.
In an application seeking a stay of execution of the court’s judgment for Kanu’s release, the Federal Government told the Court of Appeal that Kanu poses a threat to national security and must be held in detention to maintain peace.
On Friday, however, Ejimakor tweeted that if the Federal Government is to comply with the apex court’s order on the deadline for the old naira notes then it should also comply with the order discharging Kanu.
Ejimakor wrote, “Those asking the Federal Government to obey the Supreme Court judgment extending the deadline on old Naira notes should also ask the Federal Government to comply with the Court/Tribunal rulings that called for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. All judgments are created equal.”