This Friday, the Supreme Court will finally hand down its verdict that will determine Nnamdi Kanu’s (IPOB) destiny.

The arrest of Kanu a second time in Kenya in June 2021 led to his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria, where he remains in custody.

Along with his return, the Nigerian government brought four charges against him: treason, conspiracy to commit treason, unlawful importation of radio equipment, and defamation of former President Muhammadu Buhari. He was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

After former Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami withdrew the accusations, he filed new allegations pertaining to terrorism and membership in a banned organization, totaling fourteen counts.

The number of charges was reduced to seven by the court, but they were later overturned by the Appeal Court.

Following the Appeal Court’s unfavourable decision, the Nigerian government took the matter to the highest court in the land by filing an appeal.

Deji Adeyanju, a political and social activist living in Abuja, commented on the highly awaited verdict by arguing that the Supreme Court should grant bail to Kanu.

He expressed his optimism that the Supreme Court will reach a unanimous decision, but acknowledged that some people will be dissatisfied regardless of the outcome.

In the case of Ojukwu vs. the Lagos State government, it is detrimental to the judiciary’s purpose when the public’s rational thinking leads them to believe that the court is prejudiced. Please, judges, we implore you to hand down a decision that restores public faith in the judicial system.

When they lose elections, politicians shouldn’t be bitter losers; they should learn to accept it.

Bail is not a way out of justice; Kanu ought to be admitted to it. Here’s a chance for the accused to make his case. Creating political prisoners is an unethical concept, in my opinion.

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