Lead counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has said that the Federal Government is being unresponsive to the lawsuits involving them and Kanu because they know that his client has committed no crime.
Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement on Thursday after his routine visit to Kanu, who is being held at the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja.
The IPOB’s lawyer said the Federal Government had been “stalling to appear in court because they have no explanation to give on the carnage that was unleashed at Kanu’s residence by soldiers in September 2017.”
Speaking on his visit to Kanu, Ejiofor said, “The FG’s reason(s) for avoiding the court, though not far-fetched, may not be unconnected to their inability to offer an explanation on their monstrous and bloody invasion of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s residence on September 14, 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.”
Describing his client as a “political prisoner”, Ejiofor insisted that Kanu had committed no crime and vowed not to relent in the legal tussle to ensure justice for his client.
“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,” he said.