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‘Fighting For Our Freedom Is Not A Crime’ – Rita Edochie Reacts To Video Of Nnamdi Kanu In Court

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Rita Edochie Calls For The Release Of Nnamdi Kanu, Says 'We Can't Continue To Be Third Class Citizens.'

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has reacted to a viral video of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in court, today. 

Naija News earlier reported that the IPOB leader was brought into the court premises by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) around 9.50 am on Tuesday.

Kanu is standing trial before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja based on charges related to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria.

He arrived in court wearing a white designer outfit, however, the trial was adjourned until the 19th and 20th of January 2022 after the lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor staged a walkout.

In a post shared on her Instagram page, Rita who has never hidden her support for the secessionist group and has continued to call for the release of the group’s leader, reacted to the video of the IPOB leader in court today for his trial making rounds, noting that fighting for the freedom of the Igbo people is not a crime. 

She went further to pray for him, stating that the hand of God is with him regardless of his current circumstances.

Sharing the video, she wrote; HERE IS MAZI NNAMDI OKWU KANU TODAY IN COURT.

IT IS WELL WITH YOU ONYE NDU ANYI MAZI NNAMDI OKWU KANU.

FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM IS NEVER A CRIME.

AKA CHUKWU OKIKE ABIAMA DI NA YA.”

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling. She holds a BSC in Biology and is also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.