Sunday, 25 July 2021

IPOB caution members as Nnamdi Kanu prepares to appear in court today

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has called on her members world wide with special reference to those residents in Nigeria to put up their best behavior as they exercise their constitutional rights to witness the trial of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Court this morning. 

According to a social media post circulated in one of the groups pages on Facebook - IPOB YOUTH PARLIAMENT, members were asked to be civil in their engagements, dressing and conducts. 

The statement reads in part: 

"As we prepare for legal fireworks in court tomorrow, I wish to extend my best compliments to our teeming supporters who will endeavor to witness the commencement of the Hearing on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's case tomorrow.

I further wish to urge restraint and civility in all quarters tomorrow. It is your constitutional rights to be in court to witness court's proceedings but your engagement, dressing and conducts should be civil..." 

The statement also reminded members of IPOB that the world is watching and notable media outfits all over the world will be on ground to cover their trial. 

Leaders the of IPOB demanded for justice and fair hearing as the trial of their leader - Nnamdi Kanu resumes this morning, they also reminded security agencies that the court environment is a public place, accessible to everybody, and not a battleground, they should be civil in their engagement, as no violence is envisaged and none will happen.

Recall that Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.

He was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.

The secessionist was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date which is July 26 and 27. 

However, the hearing is hanging in the balance due to an annual vacation for federal judges which is expected to last till September 17, 2021.

Although, counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had said on Friday that his client would appear in court despite an annual vacation for judges.

Ejiofor added that he received a confirmation from the Federal High Court Abuja, that the hearing of Kanu's case will proceed as scheduled.

See Social Media Post here: IPOB caution members