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50 legislators plead for Kanu’s release



FIFTY members of the House of Representatives under the group ‘Concerned lawmakers’ have written a letter to President Bola Tinubu seeking the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People  of Biafra (IPOB).

Spokesman of the group, Hon. Mohammed Jajere, while briefing National Assembly correspondents explained that their letter to the president is aimed at bringing lasting peace to the South East and the country at large.

According to him, there were suggestions for negotiations with the federal government to achieve lasting peace.

They added that this was why the group called on the president to allow out of court settlement so that the matter will be resolved amicably.

The fifty lawmakers in the three page letter dated June 19, 2024, urged President Bola Tinubu to invoke section 174 of the Constitution of Nigeria,1999 (as amended) and section 107(1) of the Administration  of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

They also requested the president to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), to use his power under these provisions to release Nnamdi Kanu.

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