Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who is also the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has finally spoken on the emergency court hearing of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, which is slated for today, 2nd December 2021.
In his words, the Attorney-General of the Federation, opined that the idea or notion the issuing a political or presidential pardon Nnamdi Kanu, is premature.
He made this call while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics, which was held yesterday, Wednesday December 1.
According to him, the trials associated with Kanu have not been concluded and as such the pardon option cannot get on the table just yet. Malami added that the option has not been ruled out. He said;
“Pardon is a function of conviction in the Nigerian context and as far as I know, Nnamdi Kanu has not been convicted yet so the idea of pardoning him is premature.”
When asked if granting the IPOB leader pardon is an option for peace in the South East, Malami said he is yet to assess the security implications of such a decision.