Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and others to expect legal fireworks on Thursday. He also said the IPOB legal team was eminently prepared. He said this while reacting to the amended charges by the Federal Government of Nigeria against his client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In an update posted on his Facebook page, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor also said his client was in high spirits ahead of the arraignment.
Ahead of his arraignment on 21st October 2021, the detained leader of IPOB had asked millions of his supporters to embark on a dry fast. However, we had earlier reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria filed an amended seven counts charge against Nnamdi Kanu, according to one of his lawyers, Barr Maxwell Opara.
Barr Maxwell Opara stated this in a short interview with Journalists on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja when he accompanied Senator Ifeanyi Uba to file a motion on notice, seeking an order granting him leave to visit Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed an amended seven counts charges against Nnamdi Kanu”, Barr Maxwell Opara told Journalists.
Reacting to the development, Nnamdi Kanu’s lead counsel, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor said; “My colleague, Barr Alloy Ejimakor and I had a very fruitful visitation to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We discussed a wide range of matters, especially concerning hearing in his case and appearance in court on 21st October 2021. There will be more on this later.
“The coast is now clear for legal fireworks this Thursday, 21st October 2021 particularly now that we have been served with a purported Amended Charge in the Case. We are eminently prepared for Thursday’s outing, and you won’t be disappointed.
“Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in good spirits, awaiting his auspicious outing on Thursday, the 21st Day of October, 2021. He commended those who are in the spirit with him while declaring that Chukwuokike Abiama has ordained this special day for a victorious outing.
“He requested that the fast, supplications, and prayers should continue, as he noted that they were strongly impacting positively. He further implored Umu Chineke to be steadfast, and keep their eyes steadily on the ball and pray without ceasing, while believing very strongly that this present situation would pass too and it shall end in praises.
“This Thursday is the D-Day, and your solidarity and support must be demonstrated within the confines of the law, as you have always shown. Onyendu specifically asked us to extend his undiluted love and confidence for Umuchineke,” Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor stated.