The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has promised his supporters that he will be out of detention very soon.
He also urged them to be focused as the legal team, led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), worked out a “robust strategy” for his release.
This was made known in a chat with the counsel for IPOB, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Thursday.
Giving an update on his meeting with Kanu, who is still detained at the Department of State Services’ facility in Abuja, Ejiofor stated that the legal team had submitted a new plea to the Supreme Court to dismiss the Federal Government’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision, which “discharged and prohibited further detention and/or trial or prosecution of Kanu.”
He said, “From every indication, the Federal Government has not demonstrated any willingness to prosecute the appeal; rather, they merely intended to take advantage of the order for a stay of execution to buy time and further detain Onyendu, but this evil scheme is dead on arrival.
“Now that we have filed an application to dismiss the appeal, the Federal Government will have no other available strategy to rely on.”
“Onyendu welcomed the robust strategy being adopted by our erudite lead counsel, Chief Ozekhome (SAN), in ensuring that the law runs its full course. “The detail of this strategy remains publicly undisclosed.”
He also pointed out that Kanu told his supporters he would soon be released from custody and urged them to “remain ever focused and always have their eyes on the ball.”