Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Should Be Resisted – Lawyer, Ejimakor
One of the lawyers of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Aloy Ejimakor has intimated the trial of Kanu should be resisted, but kept an eye on.
According to Ejimakor, the trial of Kanu should be stopped because he was illegaly taken into custody in a foreign land and transferred to Nigeria without his approval. He explained that people who truly support Kanu don’t need to monitor his trial or ensure he gets a fair trial because he is not getting a fair trial.
In his words: “Lately, some individuals and civic groups have, in some show of support for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, indicated that they will ‘monitor’ his trial. In the same vein, some have also called for a fair trial. Fair trial of what? Illegality in high places?
“While it’s commendable that Kanu has attracted such avalanche of support across the spectrum, it’s important to make it clear from the outset that there won’t be any trial to monitor. None. Kanu cannot be tried on the basis of this extraordinary rendition that brought him in Nigeria.
“If you truly support Kanu, you don’t need to monitor his trial or ensure he gets a fair trial. What you need to do is to oppose his trial. Saying that you will monitor his trial gives the impression of bestowing legality to the illegality that brought him to Nigeria.
“What I can tell you for now, assuming you don’t know it already is that Kanu’s rendition will live in infamy because it violated the extradition law of Kenya (the country of abduction), Britain (the country of domicile and citizenship) and even Nigeria (the country of destination).
“If you add other municipal and international laws, conventions and protocols to which Nigeria is subject but chose to break just to bring Kanu to Nigeria, you begin to see why you must oppose his trial instead of monitoring it.”