The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had clarified that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Maazi Nnamdi Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
Malami dropped a hint on Thursday in his first reaction to the Court of Appeal verdict, which on the same day quashed the terrorism charges against Kanu on grounds of his unlawful abduction from Kenya to Nigeria.
A statement from Malami’s office read, “The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received the news of the decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
“For the avoidance of doubt and by the verdict of the court, Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
“Consequently, the appropriate legal options before the authorities will be exploited and communicated accordingly to the public.
“The decision handed down by the court of appeal was on a single issue that borders on rendition.
“Let it be made clear to the general public that other issues that predate rendition on the basis of which Kanu jumped bail remain valid issues for judicial determination.
“The Federal Government will consider all available options open to us on the judgment on rendition while pursuing determination of pre-rendition issues.
The statement was released by Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.