Terrorism charges: Only court can decide Nnamdi Kanu’s fate – Fagbemi

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi, has said the offence of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was a difficult one and that only the court was competent to determine the charge.

Fagbemi said this Friday in Abuja while responding to questions at the Sectoral Ministerial Briefing on the first anniversary of the President Bola Tinubu administration.

He said since the matter was already in court, it should be left to the law to have its way.

The AGF pointed out that there was a remarkable difference between Kanu’s case and that of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

“Sowore and Kanu are not the same; when it comes to the first one I didn’t have difficulty to say go, but I have difficulty with the second one,” he said.

While pointing out that Kanu was being held in accordance with the Constitution, he said “the matter is still in court, let’s wait for the court.”

It would be recalled that Sowore was arrested in 2019 and prosecuted for allegedly calling for the forceful take-over of the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, the federal government through the office of the AGF in February this year filed a notice of discontinuation of the case. (NAN)