The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has the Federal Government of Nigeria will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling that released the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that a Court Of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, discharged and acquitted Kanu of all terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.
Malami, who said that Kanu was merely discharged by the appellate court and not acquitted, insisted that the issues that predated IPOB leader ’s rendition from Kenya are yet to be determined by the court.
The Minister disclosed that the government would exploit the appropriate legal options and communicate the same to the public.
Media aide to the AGF, Dr Umar Gwandu, made this known on Thursday in a statement.
The statement read, “The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
“For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the Court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.
“The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issue that borders on rendition.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predates rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.
“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues”.