Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over alleged terrorism charges, Details Emerge

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Nnamdi Kanu Seeks Negotiation with Federal Government Under Federal High Court Act.

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed his intention to pursue negotiations with the Federal Government under Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act. This section empowers the court to promote reconciliation and facilitate amicable settlements between parties involved in proceedings.

Kanu’s lead counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, conveyed this intent to the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday. The announcement followed the submission of two applications by Kanu. The first application involved moving Form 49, while the second contested the court’s jurisdiction over the case.

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Ejimakor indicated that if the court denies these applications, they will seek to implement Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act to promote reconciliation and settlement.

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Responding to this, Adegboyega Awomolo, counsel for the Federal Government, informed the court that he lacked the authority to negotiate on behalf of the Federal Government. Awomolo noted that the fiat given to him does not include negotiation powers and advised that the defendant approach the Attorney General of the Federation for such matters.

Justice Binta Nyako, presiding over the case, reiterated that the court’s role is to adjudicate cases, not act as a solicitor.

Nnamdi Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since June 2021, following his arrest in Kenya. He continues to face terrorism-related charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

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