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Ifeanyi Ejiofor who is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer and the leader of his legal team, has revealed that the embattled leader of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has openly expressed worries over the continuous detention of Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie, who is popularly called Mama Biafra.
The Eastern Updates can recall that the 80-year-old woman had been reportedly arrested during Mazi Nnmadi Kanu’s court appearance in Abuja on May 18, 2022, and has been in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS ever since.
Ejiofor, who had paid a visit to the detained IPOB leader at the DSS headquarters in Abuja ahead of court resumption on Tuesday (today), had revealed that Mazi Nnmadi Kanu is worried that the octogenarian is still in custody.
The lawyer, who gave an update in a statement on Monday, said the IPOB leader is fully prepared for his court appearance today at the Federal High Court Abuja.
He said, “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.
“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”.
According to Ejiofor, “Kanu thanked millions of his supporters and Umuchineke who have been standing shoulder to shoulder with him since the beginning of his trial.”
Nnamdi Kanu had also reacted to the ruling of Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court that dismissed his bail application.
Kanu said Justice Nyako’s verdict, which denied him bail was ‘expected’.
Speaking after Tuesday’s court session, the IPOB leader urged the people of the Southeast to “remain calm” and make the zone peaceful.
He said: “It is what we expect. But I want our people to be very calm. I want Biafranland to be calm, calm, and very peaceful. We are fighting to defend our people, not to kill them.
“We are fighting to defend them, that’s why I’m here. And we will continue to do so until we get victory.”