Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has expressed high optimism that his client would be released soon.
According to the lawyer, the Federal Government has no strong allegations to convict the separatist leader.
The New Diplomat had reported that Kanu is currently facing charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony among others.
However, Ejiofor, said that the government cannot establish any of the weighty allegations against his client.
In his words: “We’re in high spirit that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will soon come out of detention sooner than expected, and better too. It’s one thing for allegations to be made, it’s another thing to establish it. But I don’t think there’s anything strong enough to convict him.”
While giving update on the health conditions of Kanu, Ejiofor disclosed that there have been a great improvement.
According to him, the separatist leader is now doing fine.
Ejiofor had earlier disclosed that a scan test conducted on Kanu’s heart revealed that his heart enlarged by 13 percent.
According to him, the worsening condition was due to the alleged torture Kanu was subjected to.
However, Kanu’s lawyer has stated that his client is now in a stable health condition. Ejiofor further added that Kanu has not been allowed to see his wife and children.
In his words, “There’s no cause for worry. His health is improving. Only that he has not been allowed access to his family, particularly his wife and children, which I see as another level of mental torture.
“But we’re doing all we can to ensure he’s transferred to appropriate custodian pending when his trial commences. We’re also making efforts to get medical experts to ensure his health gets stable.”
While reaffirming alleged threats to his life, Ejiofor warned those after him to desist forthwith, describing such venture as an exercise in futility.
“There’s no amount of intimidation or threats that can stop me from defending Nnamdi Kanu. I advise those after me to have a rethink because no body can kill me.
“I’m a man of destiny and on a divine assignment. God has appointed me to be Kanu and IPOB’s lawyer. I’ll stand by him till victory is guaranteed. All we need from Biafrans is prayers and patience. Pray for him, and for us his lawyers too,” he averred.
“Nothing extraordinary will happen that day. That I can assure you. We’ll be there as usual to entertain applications. If there’s any amendment, we’ll take it up from there.
“What we have is still the 3-count charge. We also have application overdue for hearing, that is the invasion of his house where 28 persons were killed.
“We have all the pictorial evidences. We’ll tender them before the court so the court will look at them to ensure justice.”