The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will not appear in court on October 4, 2022 for the continuation of his trial, according to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lead counsel. Although Ejiofor did not provide details, it may be connected to Kanu’s worsening health condition.
The IPOB’s lead counsel who stated this in a statement after Monday’s routine visit to Kanu at the headquarters of the Department Of State Services (DSS) Abuja, revealed that his client was still being kept in solitary confinement for over 14 months. Ejiofor, however, stated that IPOB leader was elated on the prayers and solidarity shown to him by friends and well-wishers on his birthday and prayed that God bless them.
“Onyendu was profoundly elated on the outpouring of prayers, good wishes and solidarity on his special day on earth. He requested the expression of his heartfelt gratitude to you all, UmuChineke, followers, friends, families, and all lovers of freedom across the globe for massively celebrating him on his birthday. He does not take this for granted.
“Onyendu assures you all, UmuChineke, that he will emerge stronger and victorious in the end, and which freedom will greatly impact positively on the lives of UmuChineke.
“May I also use this medium to clarify that Onyendu is not appearing in court on the 4th of October, 2022. UmuChineke will be informed vide this platform or other approved channels of communication, whenever Onyendu will appear in Court. Kindly ignore the false rumour currently in circulation.
“We wish to reiterate that our defence team, eminently led by the indefatigable Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, is not relenting in all legitimate actions necessary to bring every forms of infractions on Onyendu’s rights being flagrantly violated by the DSS even in custody, to a halt. Thankfully, our efforts are yielding the desired results.”