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Nnamdi Kanu's Immediate And Unconditional Release Should Be Demanded And Not Begged For – Lawyer

 Nnamdi Kanu's Immediate And Unconditional Release Should Be Demanded And Not Begged For – Lawyer Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, special couns...

 Nnamdi Kanu's Immediate And Unconditional Release Should Be Demanded And Not Begged For – Lawyer

Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB) has argued on his tweet of 20th November, 2022, that, there is no stay of execution standing against compliance with the United Nations(UN) opinion, and the judgement of the Umuahia Federal High Court on the release of the illegally detained IPOB leader, sighting that the Federal Government of Nigeria has a binding legal duty to comply.

Recall that a 3-men pannel of Judges at an Abuja Appellate Court have on 13th October, 2022, condemned the kidnap of Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya, his torture, extraordinary rendition to Nigeria and his illegal detention at the daugeon of Nigerian Department Of States Security(DSS). The Court also proceeded to discharge and acquit Kanu, and barred any other court within the country from entertaining the case. 

But, beside this, there are other standing orders that also demand the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader. First is the order of United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, made in a 16-pages report that dated 20th July, 2020. The second is the rulling of a competent Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, on 26th October, 2022. Both orders directed the Nigeria Government to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally and compensate him.

But unfortunately, the Federal Government has refused to adhere to any of the court orders, and making it look like she should be begged to obey the said orders, whereas it is legally binding her. This is exactly what Ejimakor frowns at. 

Under normal circumstances, no one should have to beg for things that are rightfully theirs. All people have the same basic legal rights; regardless of their gender, color, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other distinction. 

Fundamental Human rights cover a wide range of Freedom, such as the freedom from slavery and torture, the right to life and liberty, the freedom of speech, the right to a job and an education, among many more. These rights belong to everyone, universally, because everyone is worthy of respect and value. 

Respecting and recognizing each person's human rights is one way we demonstrate our recognition of their inherent worth.

Human rights are a collection of values that emphasize fairness and equality. They respect our rights to choose how to live our lives and how to maximize our potentials as a people. They emphasize leading a life devoid of intimidation, harassment, or discrimination.

If we all believe that the above statements are correct, why does it now look as if we are begging Nigeria government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just as the learned Barrister Aloy Ejimakor implied.

It is our wholesome duty and right to demand and not to beg for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the Nigeria DSS dungeon. 

According to international and Nigeria laws, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has not committed any offense known to law. The Nigeria court has quashed all the frivolous allegations leveled against him by the Buhari government and yet, President Muhammadu Buhari and his quack Attorney General of Nigeria, Malami is going against the court orders.

International community and Human right organization around the world should do the needful and bring Muhammadu Buhari and his cohort to order. He should be reminded that no man born or woman is above the law. He should stop interfering with laws and order in Nigeria, and should stop dictating to lawyers and justices. 

As spelled in the full wordings of the tweet made by the learned Barrister-at-law, Aloy Ejimakor, he said, "FACT: There's no stay of execution standing against compliance with the UN opinion & the judgement of the Federal High Court(Umuahia). 

Thus, the unconditional release of #MNK should be demanded, not begged for. FGN has a binding legal duty to comply. Yes!"

Nigeria government should stop puncturing on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's right.

It is high time the federal government understood that IPOB will continue to win every court case that will ever be cooked up against the Biafra restoration struggle and the Freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

Written by Obulose Chidiebere 

Edited by Chizobam E. Olise

For Family Writers Press International

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