Simon Ekpa of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has taken to his social media handle to make some statement on what he addressed as “LEGAL OPINION, BY SIMON EKPA FOR THE RELEASE OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU & SUNDAY IGBOHO”
According to him, “Conclusion
In order to end the civil disobedience and other upcoming events for public interest, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho must be released unconditionally by invoking either Section 174 or 175 respectively.”
Below is the full text of his Legal Opinion on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
LEGAL OPINION, BY SIMON EKPA FOR THE RELEASE OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU & SUNDAY IGBOHO
The coalition of Northern Leaders and Northern Muslim Activists et al, claim that the Igbo Elders did not go to Presidency to discus about interest of Nigeria, instead, they went there to demand the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
1. Tell them that the demand for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is for the public interest;
2. Tell them that Section 174 of the 1999 constitution as amended empowered the AGF Malami to release/ drop all charges against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho for public interest;
3. Tell them that the Subsection (3) of the same Section of the 1999 Constitution demanded the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to avoid the continues abuse of legal process;
4. Tell them that the legal process has been abuse so far with impunity and there is no sign of the abuse stopping until the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu;
5. Tell them that the legal process has been abuse as follow:
(a) The first abuse was when Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped in Kenya, renditioned to Nigeria, brought to court on mask without informing his legal team. No lawyer was present to represent him, meanwhile his legal team head office is in Abuja.
(b) The Second court date since after arriving Nigeria, the legal process was abused in breach of the Section 174 Subsection (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended. They failed to present him to Court because the crime he is being charged of is not punishable under Nigeria law.
(c) The third court day, witnessed another abuse of legal process in violation of the Section 174 Subsection (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended. He was brought to the court and the case adjourned in the absent of his legal team. The legal process was violated with impunity and it is because they know he can’t be convicted under Nigeria law for self-determination.
6. Now, tell the Northern group that in order to stop the continues abuse of the legal process, the charges must be dropped and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released unconditionally for public interest.
7. Tell them that if Malami can’t do it, the President can now invoke Section 175 of the 1999 Constitution as amended and grant Amnesty FREE without subject to any LAW CONDITION for the sake of public interest.
What is public interest?
The civil disobedience of sit at home could be said to be a good example of public interest.
The activities of the Nigeria army and DSS as a result of trying to stop the sit at home by employing hoodlums through Uwazuruike to kill and behead people in order to blackmail IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu could also be said to be public interest.
In order to end the civil disobedience and other upcoming events for public interest, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho must be released unconditionally by invoking either Section 174 or 175 respectively.
I am Simon Ekpa, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Disciple on Biafra Restoration