Court discharged not acquitted Nnamdi Kanu – AGF
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in Nigeria, Abubakar Malami has debunked media reports that the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, discharged and acquitted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
A statement by his media assistant, Dr Umar Gwandu on Thursday, said Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu. For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.
“The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issues that borders on rendition.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predates rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.
“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues,” the statement reads.