Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu will be vindicated as trial continues Nov 10 – Lawyer
On Monday, the legal counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Alloy Ejimakor said the IPOB leader was looking forward to being vindicated ahead of his trial which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Ejimakor disclosed this in an interview on Monday.
TopNaija reports that Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, who has been facing trial since 2016, was granted bail in April 2017.
In September that year, he fled the country after the invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the military.
On July 29, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said he had been rearrested and brought back to the country.
The failure of the Department of State Security to produce the IPOB leader at the scheduled proceedings on July 26 attracted condemnation by his lawyers and Igbo leaders.
On October 21, 2021, the Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned his case till November 10, 2021.
However, speaking to our correspondent on Monday, Ejimakor who visited his client said that Kanu was looking forward to being vindicated.
He said, “I had a fruitful visitation today with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the company of my colleagues, Barr Ejiofor & Barr Maxwell.
“We went over his next outing in court on 10th November. He remains the strong man. He said he looks forward to being vindicated. He greets his followers and supporters.”
On June 27, 2021, Kanu was arrested in Kenya or possibly another location by Interpol and extradited to Nigeria where he is supposed to face trial. Kanu’s brother claimed that he had been arrested by the Kenyan police. Kenyan High Commissioner Wilfred Machage refuted this claim, stating that Kenyan authorities had not been involved in the arrest and challenged anyone to present evidence proving otherwise.