Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said “a number of compelling applications will be heard on the 10th day of November 2021” when the IPOB leader appears in court.
The lawyer said the Nigerian government cannot have an advantage on infringing on Kanu’s human rights at this period, because the global institutions have got involved.
Ejiofor said this in a statement to give an update on the legal team’s routine visit to Kanu, which was made available to SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
He stated further that Kanu’s supporters should remain focused, adding that his client has been briefed on the United Nations Working Group’s involvement in the matter.
The statement read, “Our today’s routine visit to our Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu offered us a unique opportunity to review our approach, and to build on the subsisting progress so far recorded.
“He is profoundly grateful for the uncommon solidarity so far demonstrated by UmuChineke, and particularly impressed by your resilience.
“To this end, he implores you millions of his followers to remain focused, never to be distracted by those who want to exploit the opportunity his temporary absence created for their selfish purpose(s).
“He is firm and stable, awaiting patiently his appearance in court come 10th of November 2021.
“A number of compelling applications will be heard on the 10th day of November 2021. The full details will be made public on this date.
“Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was properly briefed on the urgent demands of United Nation’s Working Group, and consequences of the failure of the States affected by this instruction to comply with their demand.
“The World is now asking compelling questions @freeMaziNnamdiKanu; it is no longer business as usual.
“The State can never be allowed to benefit from their own wrongdoing and gross infraction of our Client’s rights. The hour has come for these infractions to be accounted for, and the World is now actively involved.
“Our demand is simple: the unconditional release of our Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and nothing more, because he cannot be tried on speculations. Our Client Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has not committed any offence known to law.
“Thank you all for your peaceful conduct so far, prayers and supplications. It is yielding much fruit than you can ever imagine. Just note this.”