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Nnamdi Kanu: Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Noise, Malami Responds To Canadian Justice Minister, Madu |The Republican News

Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister Of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described Kelechi Madu, minister of justice and solicitor-general of Alberta, Canada, as an “empty vessel” for criticising the arrest and repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Kanu’s arrest and extradition to Nigeria was announced last Tuesday by Malami, who said the IPOB leader must face trial for alleged treason.

He did not state where Kanu was arrested, but multiple reports claimed he was arrested and detained in Kenya illegally.

Reacting to the development, Madu, in a post on his LinkedIn page, described the AGF as “a disgrace to the rule of law.

The Canadian-Nigerian minister then urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Kanu’s immediate release.

Responding in a statement on Wednesday, the Malami, through his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, described the ideas attributed to Madu as “outrageously ignoramus opinions that are eccentric and weird to the legal profession”.

“It is unfortunate for someone who claims to be a lawyer of a status of a Solicitor General of a provincial State of Alberta in Canada to fault the internationally recognised manner through which Nnamdi Kanu who jumped bail was re-arrested and brought back to face trial”.

“It was abundantly clear that bench warrant was lawfully and judiciously procured through judicial process by a competent court of law, whose bail condition Nnamdi Kanu breached with impunity. There was no illegality in the entire process and the question of illegality does not even arise.

“Where was the so-called Madu when Nnamdi Kanu was inciting violence against the country? Why, as a lawyer, would Madu support a fugitive who jumped bail and accused of terrorism and treasonable felony? What stopped Madu from voicing out dissent on the atrocities of Kanu and their group?

“It is important to educate the likes of Kelechi Madu that both Nigeria (his country of birth) and Canada (where he claims to be practising law) are signatories to the Multinational Treaty Agreement where, among others, fugitive fleeing justice in nations with similar agreement could be brought back to face justice.

“It is a pity that as a Solicitor General of a province, Madu failed to keep himself acquainted with the provisions of general laws of the country where he stays as well as international laws.

“As the saying goes “an empty vessel makes loudest noise”. We advise the so-called “learned man” to shelve his arrogance and learn to study the law books before opening his mouth to disgrace himself before the right thinking members of the society, thereby attracting to himself criticism that may propel doubt about his suitability for the job he claims to be doing now, after moving out of his country of origin in which he fails to excel,” the statement said.

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JUST IN: Canadian Justice Minister Calls For Immediate Release Of Nnamdi Kanu, Says Malami ‘Is A Disgrace To Rule Of Law” |RN

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and Nnamdi Kanu

Kelechi Madu, the Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the government of Albertia, Canada, has called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Madu in a statement on Saturday said the the Attorney-General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami is “a disgrace to rule of law, a “bigot” and “not worthy to be an officer of the court” stressing that both governments of Nigeria and Kenya broke major international law by abducting Kanu and moving him back to Nigeria.

The Canadian law czar also cautioned the government government of Nigeria to act in the interest of all Nigerians.

The statement reads:

“I urge the Nigerian government led by Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safety of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. I urge his immediate release.

“Reports suggest that Mazi Kanu was abducted in Kenya with the active collaboration of the Kenyan government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. If true, Nigeria and Kenya violated international law and the rule of law that is supreme in their respective
countries.

“I call upon the international community, and in particular, United States Embassy in Nigeria; United Kingdom embassy in Nigerian Canadian, German and Israeli embassies and the European Union in Nigeria to use all their power, including diplomacy to ensure the safety and release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“I further call on the leaders of these nations to ensure real consequences for these arbitrary violations of internationally accepted democratic norms and rules that govern civilized people, but above all, the arbitrary violations of Mazi Kanu’s fundamental human rights.

“Nigeria is burning, and the people of Nigeria, except those who are holding the country down, wants out. You cannot destroy the hope and aspiration of a people destined for greatness, and expect them to bow down in servitude.

“You cannot destroy a generation of people and expect them to not fight for their freedom. The power of the gun, state-sponsored terrorism will not achieve peace or the preservation
of Nigeria.

“The Igbos and other ethnic groups in Nigeria who are calling for Nigeria to be renegotiated do not seek violence or war. They seek peace. They seek progress and the advancement of their people. Not only that, but they seek fairness, safety, equity, and justice for their people. Furthermore, they seek the opportunity for their children to grow up and achieve their God-given abundant potential. They seek the rise of a people with the work ethic, intellect and capacity to be a truly global superpower on the continent of Africa. They seek dignity over inhumane treatment. Likewise, they seek life over death.

“Friends of the black world must unite and liberate the people of Nigeria from this bondage and from the claws of corrupt and inept politicians who have no business being near the corridor of Nigeria’s political power.

“The Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami is a disgrace to the rule of law, and not worthy to be an officer of the court. He has shown himself to be a bigot who does not understand what it means to live in a pluralistic society governed by the dictates of the rule of law.

“Finally, I must caution the present leaders of Nigeria to act in the best interests of the whole people of Nigeria. Since the inception of this government, and so far they have not been acting in all of Nigeria’s best interests”. (Journalist101)

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