Only court can decide Nnamdi Kanu’s fate on terrorism charges–AGF Fagbemi.


The Attorney-General of the Federation ( AGF) and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, on Friday declared that the fate of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu can only be resolved by a competent court of law.

The AGF said on Friday in Abuja that since the matter was already in court, the law should be allowed to have its way.

Fagbemi stated this while responding to questions at the Sectoral Ministerial Briefing on the first anniversary of the President Bola Tinubu administration.

The AGF pointed out that there is a remarkable difference between Kanu’s case and that of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

He said, “Sowore and Kanu are not the same, when it comes to the first one I didn’t have difficulty to say go, but I have difficulty with the second one”.

While pointing out that Kanu is being held in accordance with the Constitution, he observed that, “the matter is still in court, let’s wait for the court”.

It will be recalled that Sowore was arrested in 2019 and prosecuted for allegedly calling for the forceful take over of the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, the federal government through the office of the AGF in February this year filed a notice of discontinuation of the case.

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