South East Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers Frown at Supreme Court Verdict Against Nnamdi Kanu


South East Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers Frown at Supreme Court Verdict Against Nnamdi Kanu


South East supreme council of traditional rulers have rejected the Supreme Court’s verdict on the terrorism case against their son mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Chairman of the council HRM Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, told journalists that the court verdict was unfortunate.

He said no family member across the south east is happy about the verdict.

He said, “It is extremely unfortunate that the Supreme Court could come up with such a judgment.

“This case began from the Federal High Court which of course lacked the jurisdiction to try Nnamdi Kanu from here, through High Court to the Appeal Court that discharged and acquitted him and then a stay of execution was filed against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and it was granted on civil proceedings which is very wrong. Legally, it is wrong. But it was granted.

“I believe, there is no due diligence in this case and for those who have been handling the matter before now, there was no due diligence.

Now taking the case back again and having acknowledged in the court today by the judge that delivered this judgment that the way and manner Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was brought back to Nigeria was illegal. He agreed with the Appeal Court that it was extra-ordinary rendition. He said the invasion of his house was also illegal and that the security agents acted irresponsibly.


“The revered traditional ruler said also that the revocation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s bail was wrong and that it shouldn’t have happened in the first place, but he concluded by saying that the appeal by the Federal Government was granted, while the cross-appeal was not allowed, referring the case to square one, that is where we came from, which is the Federal High Court Abuja.


“Bearing in mind that some of the charges have been quashed, which all know was the truth, where are they going to start from? Of course, what is left is a bailable offence which Nnamdi Kanu never committed.

“So, I am yet to understand what is actually playing out, but I can assure that we are not happy and nobody is happy he expressed his feelings.