By Frank Oshanugor
The lead counsel to the embattled leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPoB) Nnamdi Kanu detained on Tuesday at the instance of the Federal High Court, Abuja has called for calm among Kanu’s teaming supporters.
In a statement made available to the media on Tuesday evening, the lawyer; Ifeanyi Ejiofor said: “We have just confirmed through a correspondence from the Federal High Court Abuja, about the arrest and the extradition of my Client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian State.”
“It is to be noted therefore, that no matter the gravity of the offences or charge preferred against him, Section 36(5) of the Constitution still presumes him innocent of the allegation.”
Barrister Ejiofor stated further that Kanu “was brought before the Federal High Court No. 2 Abuja today on an Eleven count charge, though without our knowledge.”
“As it is in the public domain, the matter has been consequently adjourned to the 26th Day of July 2021, for continuation of trial.
The legal team ably led by my humble self will meet them in court on this date.”
“We insist that he must be given a fair hearing/trial which is his constitutionally protected right.
His safety as also guaranteed under our law throughout the trial and afterwards, should be enforced,” Ejiofor added.
“Our fortified Legal team will be meeting to agree on strategies within the context of the Charge and disposition of the Court.”