1st September, 2021
Lawyer to the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has decried the harassment, intimidation, and manhandling he faced with DSS when he visited his client on Tuesday.
Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel in his update on his visit to the IPOB leader said despite his protest last week, DSS operatives harassed him and his legal team during their visit.
He said they were practically stripped naked while DSS were searching for incriminating materials during a court-ordered visit.
Ejiofor noted that the practice is becoming intolerable.
“Lawyers were “practically stripped naked” while searching for incriminating materials during a court-ordered visit, he wrote.
“We, therefore, do not mince words in stating that it is no longer safe as it stands today for us who are visiting our Client.
“This hostile treatment is becoming exceedingly intolerable and unacceptable in the prevailing circumstance.
“We are now more apprehensive of the fact that no trial will commence in the circumstance we presently find ourselves until our Client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is transferred to the Correctional Center.
“He can not be tried for a one-way stereotyped conviction in the manner the Federal Government is presently pursuing this.
“To deny us, his lawyers writing materials and for the visits to be conducted under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation is highly unacceptable and condemnable.
“The script currently being played is a clear demonstration of the Federal Government strategy to deny him fair trial, and we cannot accept it, under no circumstance. We understand the game and the dancing pattern.
“I want you all to be reminded that the present development is a direct consequence of your prayers well answered.
“We crave for more prayers and urge you all to continue to remain law-abiding and peaceful in the conduct of your affairs. Be assured that with truth and God on our side, we will win the battle in court overwhelmingly.
“We shall continue to keep you posted as the event unfolds, but be assured that we will have reasons to rejoice in no distance time, Umuchineke.