Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer writes letter to Buhari, seeks release from Detention

    Mike Ozekhome (SAN), one of the lawyers to Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has written President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking ‘political solution’ to Nnamdi Kanu’s travails.

    POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kanu has been the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja since his arrest in Kenya in June 2021. Several court trials have not ensured his freedom.

    In the letter dated October 3, Ozekhome hinged his petition on the need to seek a political solution to the IPOB leader. The letter, which has in copy Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice, asked President Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation to facilitate Kanu’s release as soon as possible.

    “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.”