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TREASON TRIAL: Kanu Appeals for Calm As He Returns to Court



The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has appealed to his supporters to “maintain absolute civility in their conduct, as has always been demonstrated” as his trial takes another turn.

Kanu made the appeal ahead of his latest court appearance on Tuesday, June 28 before Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The IPOB leader, who is standing trial over alleged terrorism, also said he was fully prepared for the court appearance as he was in good spirits.

Kanu’s lawyer and leader of his legal team, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, disclosed these in a statement issued on Monday after a routine visit to his client in the headquarters of the Department of State Services.

He wrote, “We conducted our routine court-ordered visit to our indefatigable client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS headquarters.

“Today’s visit was unique because it was basically to harmonise the final legal strategy for tomorrow’s outing. Onyendu is fully prepared for his court appearance tomorrow, and he is in good spirits. We are confident that justice will be done tomorrow too.

“Onyendu thanked millions of his supporters and Umuchineke for standing shoulder to shoulder with him thus far. However, Onyendu is particularly worried over the continued incarceration of Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie (Mama Biafra), whose only offence was daring to be in Abuja in solidarity with him.

“The legal team is aggressively exploring all permissible legal frameworks to ensure Mama Biafra’s release. As you may be aware, the court has fixed July 20, 2022, for definite hearing of the application we filed for her release.

“May we respectfully use this medium to appeal to Onyendu’s followers, supporters and well-wishers, who intend coming to court tomorrow in solidarity with Onyendu to please maintain absolute civility in their conduct, as have always demonstrated.”

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