Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that the IPOB leader cannot send audio or video messages to his supporters and well-wishers yet due to restricting law of the facility he is being held.
The lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Ejiofor said this in reaction to questions from Kanu’s supporters on Tuesday, saying a formal application had been filed to enable the leader do so.
Some of the supporters had raised concerns after Ejiofor gave an update on his meeting with the separatists’ leader on Facebook.
After giving the update, one Henry requested, “Please Barrister, when next you see him, please use your phone and do a short video with him for us! Let’s see and hear him! My own worries though!”
“Barrister, we are just hungry of his voice or face, we've missed him,” Ikechukwu Joshua added.
Replying, Ejiofor said, “It’s not permitted within their environment but we are working out something more pronouncing than that. Already applied formally for that. Shall keep you people posted.”
Earlier, the lawyer posted, “Victory is ours! Nothing less than victory. Yesterday, being the 23rd of August 2021, we visited our client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, he is ever strong in conviction and can never falter.
“He sends his best wishes, compliments and regards to millions of his teeming supporters/fans across the world, for their immeasurable solidarity, unwavering support, prayers and loyalty.
“More of his encouraging words to come. Other details shall remain private.”
The trial of Kanu resumed last month in Abuja where he faced terrorism and treasonable felony charges among others.
The Nigerian government had said that Kanu was brought back after he jumped bail and went on the run in 2017.
His family and lawyers say he was illegally arrested in June while in Kenya, tortured, and repatriated to Nigeria.