Ejiofor berates FG on handling of Kanu’s trial, assures of victory
By Sunday Elom N and Lawrence Nwimo
Lawyer to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Monday lashed out at the Federal Government’s poor justice system meted out on his client.
Barrister Ejiofor while addressing Newsmen after a Federal High Court shortly after proceedings in Abuja condemned the DSS’s failure to produce Kanu in court, saying the country’s International image has been bastardized by the poor handling of kanu’s case.
Kanu was first arrested by Nigerian authorities in 2015 on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory comments, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others.
But he fled Nigeria in 2017 after he was granted bail on medical grounds following an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.
However, Kanu was rearrested on June 27 and was repatriated to Nigeria in a shadowy operation conducted by Nigerian security operatives in collaboration with international partners.