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Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Speaks On IPOB Leader Disbanding His Legal Team


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The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Wednesday spoke on the claim that his client wants to disband his legal team.

According to Ejiofor, Kanu has not intention to reshuffle his legal team handling the terrorism charge filed against him by the federal government.

Adeyemi Adegoke Olumide in a recent opinion article had claimed that the IPOB leader has plans of changing his legal team.

Olumide stated that Kanu’s intention is to due to trust issues.

Ejiofor while denying the claims in a statement said Kanu was “visibly shocked to the marrow by the news”.

He said the IPOB leader has an “unshaken and absolute confidence in his legal team” and appreciates the efforts of the members.

Ejiofor further stated, “At no time did he ever contemplate, nor did it ever cross his imagination to reshuffle his legal team. Neither did he ever discuss with anybody, nor any member of his legal team or relatives, that he wanted to reshuffle or disband his legal team.

“That the narrative desperately being pushed by the 5th columnists, was aimed at defaming, disparaging, embarrassing, provoking and frustrating his erudite Lead Counsel – Prof. Ozekhome, SAN, into abandoning him, on the purported premise that the offending publications were hatched by Onyendu.

“Onyendu reiterated his unshaken and absolute confidence in his legal team ably led by Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and further stated that he deeply appreciates the untiring and unmatchable efforts of Prof. Ozekhome SAN, towards securing his unconditional release from the dungeon of the DSS, having been discharged, and his further detention prohibited by the Court of Appeal since the 13th day of October 2022.

“That he is constantly in touch with Prof. Ozekhome, SAN, on every routine visit, on the update in his cases, which updates he usually received through my humble self, or the legal iroko himself.”

Ejiofor Speaks On  Nnamdi Kanu’s Health

Adegoke in the opinion article further stated that the news of Kanu’s failing health is “propaganda” to gather sympathy.

The writer said pictures from the IPOB leader’s court hearing counter the narrative of ill health.

The article reads, “He looks well-kept, plump, and healthy. Worst for the liars, no foreign visitor, privileged to see Kanu, had come out to say he looked bad.”

Ejiofor in reaction to the claims Drsaid his client is battling a “rapid depletion in his potassium level” and the condition “is copiously verified on oath”.

He said Kanu is also due for “surgery on his left ear” but accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of failing to allow him to undergo the procedure.

Ejiofor said, “We respectfully wish to clarify that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s deteriorating health condition, with particular reference to the rapid depletion in his potassium level, is not within the realm of speculation in the social media platforms.

“It is a fact copiously verified on oath, and which formed the integral component of court processes, which are pending before the Supreme Court and Federal High Court respectively.

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“That the DSS agent provocateur who operates by the fictitious name Adeyemi Adegoke Olumide, should confirm from his principal why the DSS failed to carry out the recommendation of their in-house medical doctor, Dr. Nasir Folarin, who booked Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for surgery on his left ear in November 2022.”

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