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Senator Representing Anambra Central , Senator Uche Ekwunife Iyom has joined the calls to the Federal Government to without delay the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Worried over Kanu’s prolonged detention, Ekwunife who chairs the Senate Committee on Science and Technology expressed that the IPOB leader’s incarceration despite a court ruling that discharged him of all charges leveled against him by the Federal Government  is a breach of his human rights and disregard for the rule of law.

Ekwunife in a statement made available on Tuesday submitted that the Federal Government’s action against the Appellate court’s directive sends a wrong signal to the people of the SouthEast region thus giving an ethnic colouration to the matter.

Expressing her concern Ekwunife advised the Federal Government;

“I urge the federal government of Nigeria to obey the recent Appeal Court Judgment on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. 

“It’s been six days since the Court of Appeal discharged Mr Kanu. His further incarceration is a breach of his human rights and disregard for the rule of law. I call on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to quicken the process of releasing Kanu in accordance with the Judgment of the court.

“Kanu’s continued detention after the court judgment sends a wrong message to the people of the SouthEast region and indeed all lovers of justice. The federal government must use this opportunity to reassure the people of the region that Kanu’s trial had no regional or ethnic colouration.

Recall that the Appellate court in recent judgment of rued that Kanu’s extradition and subsequent trial was illegal, and the lower court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.