Ohanaeze Speaks On Meeting Malami Over Kanu’s Detention

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Ohanaeze Speaks Om Meeting Malami Over Kanu’s Detention
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reportedly said the legal team of the Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo met with him to monitor the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

This was contained in a statement issued by Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Office of the AGF.

According to the statement, the position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the issue of Kanu was a testament to their recognition of belonging to Nigeria and succumbing to the rule of law.

The statement partly read, “The group showed a mature departure from the mindset of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra when Ohanaeze said they ‘do not support the use of any form of violence’ while channelling concerns and presenting demands.

“By urging the youths to be law-abiding and sheath their sword as well as asking them to try to obtain a voter’s card to enable them to contribute to national development, the position of Ohanaeze becomes glaringly constitutional and commendable.”

Malami also stated that the current administration “respects the rule of law and does not advocate for the breach of law. Hence, with or without the so-called monitoring group, justice will be adequately served to Nnamdi Kanu in compliance with the enshrined provisions of the law.”

Reacting to the development, the President-General, Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor, in an interview with Punch, stated that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, led by him, did not send anyone to the Federal Government, adding that another organization using the name of Ohanaeze might have met the AGF.

He retorted when asked if the Ohanaeze legal team met with the AGF. “Ohanaeze legal team? I don’t know about that one. I don’t know about the Ohanaeze legal team; we haven’t sent a legal team.

“I don’t know about that, Ohanaeze. Maybe it is another Ohanaeze wherever, but the Ohanaeze worldwide, the one led by me, has not sent any legal team yet to him (Malami). We constituted our team just on Saturday led by the Ohanaeze national legal adviser,” he said.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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