5th October, 2022
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has, through his lawyer, written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a letter dated October 3, 2022, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), one of Kanu’s lawyers, sought a ‘political solution’ to his client’s travails.
Since his arrest in Kenya in June 2021, Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
The letter, which has in copy Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice, requested that President Buhari instruct the federation’s attorney general to expedite Kanu’s release.
It partly reads “The petition is to humbly urge you to order the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu through a more productive political solution,” the letter partly read.
“You can do this by instructing the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation to wiled his powers under Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution to enter a nolle prosequi.
“This will immediately halt the present restlessness and sits-at-home mantra currently ravaging the South East and paralysing business and normal life.
“Thank you, sir, as you attend to this lengthy petition promptly and right the current wrongs against Nnamdi Kanu by ordering his immediate and unconditional release.”