A crisis is brewing in the camp of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as the group leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is set to sack one of the senior lawyers presenting him in court.
Naija News reports that the pro-Biafra agitator has remained in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) despite a court ordering his release.
But unsatisfied with how his case is being dealt with, the IPOB leader is set to relieve one of his legal representatives.
Nnamdi Kanu is reportedly angry with the said senior lawyer, who he accused of not being able to secure his release from custody since his incarceration for what he described as no crime.
Top security sources told Daily Sun that Kanu accused his lawyers of only being interested in his money as they were not doing enough to get him out of detention.
He has also expressed worry over the division in his legal team over who is to lead the council and the infighting within the legal team, preventing the team from presenting a formidable case.
Naija News recalls that Nnamdi Kanu’s American lawyer, Bruce Fein, had written a letter to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a Kanu’s legal team member, urging him to immediately refrain from representing the IPOB leader.
In the letter, Fein noted that Ejiofor was not eligible to defend Kanu against the Nigerian government’s amended charges in the court, citing a pending lawsuit instituted by a businessman against Ejiofor over an alleged fraud of N5.6 million.