The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has labelled the calls for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as premature.
The Minister was speaking on a Channels Television’s program on Wednesday night when he made this known.
The embattled Kanu is expected to appear in court today and for his lawyers to petition for bail.
But Malami thinks differently.
“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,” the Attorney General of the Federation said.