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Treat Kanu’s case with caution, Abaribe urges FG


Abaribe in Nnamdi Kanu's case

The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has advised the Federal Government to apply caution and as it handles the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s case.

Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria and arraigned at an Abuja court on Tuesday.

Abaribe stated this in a statement titled, “Nnamdi Kanu: Abaribe urges respect to fundamental human rights, adherence to rule of law,” on Wednesday.

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The Senator who stood surety for Kanu a few years ago said the government should be guided by the provisions of Section 31 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. He also added Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights as a guide.

The statement read in part, “The relevant section and charter he said presuppose that the detainee should be humanely treated while in the custody of the state.

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“What it means is that it is the duty of the government in this instance to protect him and ensure the respect of his fundamental human rights while his trial lasts.

“For now, it is trite law, that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty,”