Kanu’s case against the government is set to commence next week.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),Nnnamdi Kanu has appealed to his supporters to remain calm as he prepares to appear in court next week, Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made the disclosure in a statement after visiting the embattled IPOB leader in the Department of State Services custody on Thursday, January 13.
Ejiofor noted that the secessionist admonished his followers to embrace peace and orderliness and maintain good conduct while they attend the court hearing.
“Onyendu utilised the opportunity afforded by our visit to mandate us to admonish his teeming supporters and followers,’’ the statement said.
“He advises those of them that would appear in court in demonstration of their unflinching support and loyalty to him to conduct themselves with decorum, be civil in their conduct and comportment, shun violence and deviant behaviour in any manner or form, and exercise restraint in speech.’’
Mr Ejiofor also disclosed that Kanu was in high spirit during their visit and expressed total confidence that they would come out victorious in spite of all charges filed against him.
“Onyendu is fully prepared to appear in court as from the 18th of January, 2022. He is rooting for victory and knows that, with the help of Chukwuokike Abiama, victory is assured,” the lawyer said.
Kanu’s lawyer also revealed that his legal team has mapped out innovative strategies that would earn them victory over the federal government as they slug it out in court on Tuesday.
“We undertook our customary visit to Onyendu in DSS custody today. In the course of the visit, our discussions focused primarily on our final preparations for the legal battle that would resume on the turf of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, from next week and on subsequent adjourned dates, if any,’’ Ejiofor said.
“We coalesced the product of our individual reflections on the most potent legal strategies henceforth to be adopted, fine-tuned and harmonised them, and then distilled them into a single, conclusive, potent, workable formula.
“We are optimistic that the court outings of Onyendu would be impressive. Onyendu himself is in high spirit. Our discussions with him further reassured him and strengthened his determination to persevere unrelentingly.’’