Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the detained separatist “encouraged all and sundry to be united in one peaceful solidarity”.
Ejiofor in a statement on Thursday, provided update on his routine visit to Kanu. Kanu is presently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja following his re-arrest in Kenya in June.
The defence team of Kanu who has been charged with terrorism, treasonable felony, among other offences, insists it is not relenting in its efforts “to ensure that justice is done”. The 53-year-old is expected in court in Abuja in October.
See Ejiofor’s full update below:
UPDATE ON TODAY’S (23RD SEPTEMBER 2021) VISIT TO OUR INDEFATIGABLE CLIENT – ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU:
I had an extensive interaction/chat with our indefatigable Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu during our today’s routine visit to the National Headquarters of the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
The strides so far recorded on our part is seemingly impressive though may remain unnoticed to undiscerning minds, and he welcomed every strategy being adopted by our team, as well as the coordinating efforts of all lawyers participating in this case, including those in diaspora.
He was also briefed on the inability of the Federal Government (FG) to file response to his Fundamental Rights Suit pending before the Umuahia High Court. An action substantially challenging among others, the unlawful but bloody invasion of his home on the 14th Day of September, 2017 by the Nigerian Security Agencies.
The FG’s reason(s) for avoiding the court, though not far fetched may not be unconnected to their inability to offer explanation on their monstrous and bloody invasion of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s residence on the 14th Day of September 2017, wherein over 28 innocent civilians were murdered in cold blood by the invading Nigerian Soldiers, and properties worth billions of Naira consequently destroyed in the process.
Thankfully, the World is paying deserving attention to the gross human Rights violations as it affects our Client, as well as the continued onslaught on unarmed civilians being labelled as members of IPOB.
It is on record, that by the Ruling of Justice Nyako delivered in 2017, His Lordship while Ruling on our application, held that IPOB is not an UNLAWFUL Organization. This Ruling of the Court was not appealed against, neither was it set aside by any Superior Court.
We are not relenting in our efforts to ensure that justice is done to our Client, he will be freed and in no distant time, because he has committed no offence known to law. He is at best, a Political Prisoner. Nevertheless, Victory will be ours in the end. Isee!
Onyendu was very much overwhelmed to receive the report on the overwhelming solidarity and unwavering support so far shown by millions of his supporters. Peaceful conduct of his fans was also relayed to him and he encouraged all and sundry to be United in one peaceful solidarity.
We implore you all to continue to pray for him even as you remain unshaken in your support and prayers, as you have always shown within the confines of the law.
Onyendu is very much strong in spirit and firm in his convictions. You will see him soon.
We shall continue to provide regular updates as event unfolds.
Thank you all and remain blessed, Umuchineke.