A group of prominent Igbo professionals led by a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo today met up with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in prison and would later converge for a press conference at Chelsea hotel in Abuja by 3pm today, to relay the feedback of their visit.
Also part of the group is Pat Utomi, a Nigerian professor of political economy and management expert.
Kanu was arrested in October 2015 and subsequently detained by the Buhari led Federal government for treason. He was arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Ademola at a Federal High Court in Abuja. The judge granted him bail which the federal government refused to implement. The IPOB leader has since been held in a prison in Abuja despite several court ruling in favor of his release from detention.
Many prominent Nigerians and clergies have also spoken up for his release.