The legal counsel for the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Aloy Ejimakor, has disagreed with the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari that he has no power to release the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
If one recalls, President Muhammadu Buhari told the Igbo leader who visited him at the government house in Abuja that he did not have the power to release the IPOB leader due to the fact that it was not right of him to interfere with the judicial process, which he had never done before, and that he would consider it if he should interfere in the case of the IPOB leader.
The lead counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, when responding to the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, took to his official Twitter account and revealed that the Executive Branch of Government had the power to interfere in any criminal proceedings instituted by him.
He then further revealed that based on the Nigeria Constitution of Sec. 17, the department, which belongs to the Attorney- General of the Federation, only has the right to release Nnamdi Kanu and not the Judiciary sector, which has the right to release the IPOB leader from the detention of the Department of State Security.
And in Aloy Ejimakor’ s tweet on Sunday morning, he wrote that ” Section 174 of the Constitution says: ‘ The Attorney General of Nigeria shall have power to DISCONTINUE any criminal proceedings instituted by him’ . ”
He also stated that ” the UNCONDITIONAL release of # NnamdiKanu is the responsibility of the Executive, NOT the Judiciary. ”
This definitely means that President Muhammadu Buhari has the right and the power to tell the Attorney- General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, who actually received an order from the President to release the IPOB leader without interfering with the judiciary sector.