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Nnamdi Kanu: Lawyer Clears Air Over New Trial

Nnamdi Kanu: Lawyer Clears Air Over New Trial Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) and IPOB General/L...

Nnamdi Kanu: Lawyer Clears Air Over New Trial

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) and IPOB General/Lead Counsel, on Monday, 11th March, 2024, via his official X and Facebook handles made public clarifications over the ongoing hearing of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's case at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

In his tweet, he noted that he maintained deliberate silence since the hearing began but was compelled by the ongoing circumstances around the case, to make public certain clarifications.

In his own words, Ejiofor recounted his antecedents spanning over nine years as IPOB lead counsel.

"I joined Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's legal team in December, 2015 and eventually took on the role of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lead Counsel and also as the IPOB General/Lead Counsel in January, 2016. Since 2015, I have diligently performed my professional duties in defending Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB while upholding ethical standards" he said"

However, he further stressed that being Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB lead counsel have not been a rossy journey as he recalled having survived 5 different assassination plots, attacks on his home, failed assassination plots on his life, his workers and blackmails to discourage him from his work. He also noted in series of numbered points, how he escaped  assassination plot in his ancestral home, where his Personal Assistant was gruesomely murdered and other workers disappeared by Nigerian security operatives.

Stressing further, Bar. Ejiofor stated that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu exercised his constitutional right to choose his legal counsel in his ongoing case at the high court Abuja.

He also admonished his colleagues in the lead of the case to focus on the task of freeing their client and shun distractions from any quarters. 

"The right to choice of counsel is a constitutionally guaranteed right which has been exercised by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

This year marked it nine (9) good years that I have been on this case and without blemish too, despite relentless blackmail, backstabbing, and evil contrive by those who were  ordinarily, supposed to align with the same objectives in the discharge of this onerous task. Despite challenges and attempts to undermine my work, I remain steadfast in providing legal services to IPOB – a peaceful global movement – as their General/Lead Counsel. I refrained from commenting on Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case to avoid undue interference with any legal strategies being adopted by those currently seized of the matter. It is not in my character to engage in public critiques or pre-emptive statements regarding legal strategies, unlike what was obtainable in the past by those who are currently in the lead. The team need to focus on the task before them and deliver in their mandate towards freeing Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu" his tweet reads.

He also noted, 

"It is time to move past blackmail, lies, and backstabbing and focus on the task at hand. I urge my colleagues leading the legal team and their handlers, to concentrate on the case and refrain from engaging in unnecessary blackmail against me and/or the erudite legal Silk – Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN. I hope that my colleagues will do all that is required of them to free Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a feat I single handedly achieved in 2017.  It is time for them to repeat this same feat in 2024"

While charging the lawyers in the lead of the case, Ejiofor cautioned against sabotage and blackmails from the part of the lawyers and warned against a repeat of the already known damage done by some unscrupulous elements in the legal team who are in bed with the chief agent provocateur in Finland who was bent on tarnishing his reputation.


In his tweet, he says,

"By providing this clarification, I hope those affected will reconsider their actions and refrain from continuing in their futile attempts at tarnishing my hard earned reputation with baseless accusations. Failure of which,  I might be compelled to make an exposé to Biafrans who deserve to know the truth.The serial fraudster in Finland who is relentlessly exploring the opportunity created for him by the vulnerability of some misguided people, listening to his lies and propaganda, has no interest whatsoever in securing the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but sees it as an opportunity to grip firm and hold more strongly on the wheel of his fraudulent empire, even to the devastating detriment of our people at home.

It is crucial to remain cautious and focused on securing the release of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, disregarding distractions and false narratives propagated by certain individuals"

Moreso, the clarification has erupted mixed reactions from Biafrans on social media regarding the ongoing hearing at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Family Writers Press International.

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