IPOB: Filing Fresh Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu Is Not In Nigeria’s Interest – Olajengbesi


Following Nnamdi Kanu’s trial today in court, human rights lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has reportedly stated that the Federal Government is not acting in the good interest of Nigeria by filing fresh terrorism charges against  IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.

This is coming after it was reported that the Federal Government had filed fresh terrorism charges count from seven to fifteen, against Kanu on the eve of his trial before Justice Binta Nyako at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Reacting to this, Olajengbesi reportedly stated that, “As far as legacies go, the greatest tragedy of the Major General Muhammadu Buhari regime would be its failure to equalise access for all Nigerians across tribe or religion leading on to one of the most widespread cries for secession which began in the east and spread to the west and middle belt regions of the country.”

He added that, “In fact, the Buhari led Federal Government’s decision to press fresh terrorism charges against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is one such action than typifies Buhari’s inability to put the interests of such a diverse nation first and respect the sensibilities of a fragile nation grasping for survival.”

The Abuja based lawyer noted that, “In micromanaging Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s trial with badly hidden spite and resentment while appearing aloof and giving fake assurances to Mazi Kanu’s elders and kinsmen who approached him on behalf of the latter, President Buhari is dispensing with the wisdom of the opportunity to reconcile the grievances of the east and demonstrating a resolve to carry the region along.”

He maintained that, “It is such a colossal waste of tax-payers money and an aggravation of the justice system for a predetermined end to continue to invent and re-invent grievances in the form of fresh charges against just one man who presents the opportunity for this administration to correct the context of their disregard for the Igbos in power contemplations.”



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