IPOB confirms Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest, demands fair trial
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has confirmed the re-arrest of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
DAILY POST had reported that Kanu was arraigned on Tuesday, following his re-arrest and extradition to Nigeria.
In a statement by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB/Nnamdi Kanu lead Counsel, he demanded that Kanu’s fundamental rights must be respected while in custody.
The statement read:
“We have just confirmed through a correspondence from the Federal supreme court Abuja, about the arrest and therefore the extradition of my Client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian State.
It is to be noted, therefore, that regardless of the gravity of the offences or charge preferred against him, Section 36(5) of the Constitution still presumes him innocent of the allegation.
He was brought before the Federal supreme court No 2 Abuja today on an Eleven count charge, though without our knowledge.
As it is within the property right , the matter has been consequently adjourned to the 26th Day of July 2021, for Continuation of Trial.
The legal team ably led by my humble self will meet them in court on this date.
We insist that he must tend a good hearing/trial which is his constitutionally protected right.
His safety as also guaranteed under our law throughout the trial and afterwards, should be enforced.
Our fortified Legal team are going to be meeting to agree on strategies within the context of the Charge and disposition of the Court.
Await further update from us as we progress.
Thank you and remain blessed”.
Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor
Source: DailyPost NG