Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has appealed to the Federal Government to release embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The actor, who has declared his interest to run for presidency in the 2023 general elections, took to his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, to make this appeal.
He wrote, “I appeal to the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, and follow the line of dialogue and peace.
“A country that already has so much challenges facing it, the use of dialogue in this issue will go a long way in establishing peace and unity.” (sic)
Kanu is currently facing trial on a seven-count amended charge bordering on treason and terrorism.
The Federal Government had blamed the IPOB leader for the murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, late Prof. Dora Akunyili.
A Presidential committee set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had also accused Kanu of being responsible for the murder of a former presidential aide, Ahmad Gulak, and over 184 others in the South-East.
On the other hand, Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic after he was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, with his wife, while travelling to Germany.