Nnamdi Kanu: FG Welcomes Ohanaeze To Monitor Trial Of IPOB’s Leader


Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,
Abubakar Malami, SAN has welcomed the formation of Legal
team by Ohanaeze Ndigbo to monitor the proceedings at the
trial of the self-acclaimed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu which is
in line with the doctrine of the right of fair hearing rooted in
Section 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
This is according to a statement made available to oniftv
signed by Umar Jibril Gwandu, a special assistant to AGF
Malami on media.
The statement read in part: “Inherent in the position of the
Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the matter was the demonstration of
their recognition of belonging to Nigeria and succumbing to
the rule of law while maintaining their stance that they were
not averse to the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.”
“In similar vein the group showed a mature departure from
mindset of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra when
Ohanaeze said they “do not support the use of any form of
violence” while channeling concerns and presenting
“By urging the youths to be law-abiding and sheath their
sword as well as asking them to try to obtain voter’s card to
enable them contribute to national development, the position
of Ohanaeze becomes glaringly constitutional and
“Let it be made abundantly clear that President Muhammadu
Buhari-led Federal Government respects the rule of law and
does not advocate for the breach of law. Hence, with or
without the so-called monitoring group, justice will be
adequately served to Nnamdi Kanu in compliances with the
enshrined provisions of the law.”
“It is hoped that the unnecessary legal monitoring group will
come with open-mind and guided by nothing but the rule of
law in the process so as to convey the judgment of the Court
as may eventually be delivered to their people in various
languages and dialects of the members of the Ohanaeze
Ndigbo communities and the entire Nigerians.”