HURIWA Urges  Supreme Court to Obey Rule of Law

HURIWA Urges Supreme Court to Obey Rule of Law

… Seeks Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria HURIWA has opined that the Supreme Court of Nigeria would uphold the rule of law by affirming the articulate and refined judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division which ordered the immediate freedom for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The said court had ordered for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). HURIWA recalled that in 2022, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld Kanu’s appeal and discharged him from all charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu was first arraigned on December 23rd, 2015 and later granted bail on April 25th, 2017.

However, he spent over four years in secret detention after being abducted from Nairobi Kenya and taken back to Nigeria by security operatives sent to East African nation by then President retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
The Appellate Court declared his abduction illegal under local and international laws which made terrorism charges slammed against him incompetent and unlawful.

Justice Oludotun Adebola voided all charges filed against Kanu as a result which led to his eventual discharge.
HURIWA expressed disappointment at former President Muhammadu Buhari’s disregard for court orders when he failed to comply with an earlier verdict freeing Nnamdi Kanu.

They stated that anything contrary to upholding this decision will legalize crass official impunity and executive lawlessness.
In a statement issued as part of their celebration marking International Human Rights Day on December 10th, HURIWA expressed optimism that restoring judgment passed down by the Court Of Appeal will promote national security interests while also ensuring stability within South East Nigeria where there have been numerous killings attributed to unidentified killer squads operating as unknown gunmen just as security forces due to tough approaches have killed hundreds more innocent Igbo youths.

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