Nnamdi Kanu’s Family To Invoke Prima Facie
…You Cannot Put Illegality On Illegality FG Told
The family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has queried why the federal government of Nigeria has failed to produce before the Court, clarifications on how the freedom agitator was renditioned to Nigeria.
This is following the extant, intermittent trials of the leader of IPOB who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
The family also Express shock at the approach of Justice Binta Nyako to the matter, as they threatened that if the Court failed to adhere to constitution Law, they would be compelled to invoke the Prima Facie
This is contained in a release signed by Mazi Kalunta Kanu, younger brother to Nnamdi Kanu and made available to Famous Reporters
The embittered family lamented that President Mohammadu Buhari’s led administration has bluntly failed to proffer clarifications on the processes deployed in renditioning the freedom fighter.
While accusing the federal government of involvement in illegalities, the family insisted on knowing the exact location from where their brother was intercepted , as alleged by the Nigerian government, “and how come no clarification has been given up until this date”.
The release read in part:
“The question the family is still asking the federal government of Nigeria is; Why is it that clarification has not been given on how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was renditioned to Nigeria.
“We want to know, like the federal government said, where was he intercepted from and how come no clarification has been given up until this date.
Describing the process as implemented by the federal government and the Court as “a travesty of justice”, the family who recounted that Kanu was arrested in 2015 on seven-count charge, disclosed amidst consternation that the said charges had been those expunged, whereas Kanu’s co-defendants were still answering those previous charges.”
He said: “Therefore, anybody or any Court assigned to try his case, the family considers that as a travesty of justice. That what has taken place over his rendition is illegal and therefore, any Court here intending to try Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will also be considered as illegality.
Therefore, you cannot put illegality on illegality.”
“It will also interest you to know that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in 2015 on seven-count charge. Would you also agree with me that as I speak with you today, those charges have been expunged and his co-defendants are still answering those previous charges. So, what happened to those previous charges in which he was detained for?
“Now, as I speak to you, the federal government in their usual style amended Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s charges; they came back when fifteen amended count charges against him and it will also interest you to know that up until this moment, there is no single evidence is before the Court. Why is Binta Nyako so desperate to crucify Nnamdi Kanu even when there is no evidence before the Court? We may have to invoke the prima facie again- evidence before trial”.