Kanu’s fate can only be determined by court – Fagbemi


The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, (SAN) has disclosed that the charges preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, can only be determined by the court.

Fagbemi stated this on Friday during the question and answer session that followed the presentation of his one year in office scorecard at the sectoral ministerial press briefing in Abuja.

The AGF noted that Kanu’s situation is a lot different from that of the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, whom the Federal Government withdrew the charges brought against him.

He also stressed that Kanu’s offence is a serious one and his detention was in accordance with the law.

He added that since the matter is already before a court of law, the court should be allowed to do its job.

“The matter is still in court, let’s wait for the court. Sowore and Kanu are not the same. When it comes to the first one, I did not have difficulty to say, go. But, I have difficulty with the second one.”

Recall that Sowore was arrested in 2019 and prosecuted for calling for the forceful take-over of the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Federal Government through the office of the AGF in February 2024 filed a notice of discontinuation of the case.

Likewise, Kanu was arrested and prosecuted by the Buhari-led administration for treasonable felony charges.

At the last sitting on Monday, May 20, the court rejected his fresh bail application alongside his request to be moved from the Department of State Services custody to a prison service or house arrest.