Only the court can determine Kanu’s fate – AGF

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Friday revealed that the charges against the detained leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, can only be determined by the court.

Fagbemi said this while answering questions after the presentation of his one-year mandate scorecard at the sectoral ministerial press briefing in Abuja.

The AGF noted that Kanu’s situation is different from that of the organizer of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, against whom the federal government dropped charges against him.

He also stressed that the crime committed by Kanu was serious and that his detention complies with the law.

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

“The matter is still in court, so let’s wait for the court to arrive.

“Sowore and Kanu are not the same. As for the first, it wasn’t hard for me to say, go. But I have difficulty with the second one,” she said.

Recall that Sowore was arrested in 2019 and prosecuted for calling for the forcible takeover of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The Federal Government, through the AGF Prosecutor’s Office, in February 2024, presented a document dismissing the case.

Likewise, Kanu was arrested and prosecuted by the Buhari-led administration for serious treason offences.

At the last session, on Monday, May 20, the court rejected his new bail application along with his request to be transferred from the custody of the Department of State Services to a correctional service or house arrest.