KANU: FG UNDER PRESSURE OVER UN ORDER – SATURDAY SUN PG.29
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is upbeat that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu would soon be a free man, going by the recent directive by the United Nations to the Nigerian Government. Kanu, who is currently facing trial, has been in the detention facility of the Department of State Service (DSS) in Abuja, the nation’s capital for about 14 months after his interception and rendition from Kenya by the Nigeria authorities. But the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, in its decision contained in opinion No. 25/22, has reportedly asked the Nigerian Government to release the separatist unconditionally and compensate him for the abuse and torture he has and continues to suffer.
WE WON’T PROBE EX-CJN, SAYS SENATE COMMITTEE – PUNCH PG.4
The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has said it will not invite the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, for questioning over the allegations against him by 14 justices of the Supreme Court. The clerk of the committee, Fatima Jiddum, told Saturday PUNCH in an exclusive interview on Friday that instead, the committee would pay a visit to the Supreme Court soon. She said, “The mandate given to the committee is to look into the issue and not to investigate it. So, the committee will look into it but it will not invite the CJN. We are not probing in the real sense of it; just to find out what the issue was.”
IMPRISONMENT: RELEASE LAWYER NOW, AAC TELLS A’IBOM CJ – PUNCH PG.5
The African Action Congress has called for the immediate release of its National Legal Adviser, Inibehe Effiong, who was sent to prison, Wednesday morning, by the Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Justice Ekaette Obot. It was gathered that Justice Obot ordered Inibehe to be remanded in jail for one month over what she called “contemptuous and insulting behavior in court.” She said that the lawyer would use the correctional facility to purge himself of insolence and dishonorable acts that tended to bring the court to disrepute. The court which sat in the case of libel by Governor Udom Emmanuel against Mr. Leo Ekpenyong, was on its last day for the prosecution to end its case.