… IPOB waives sit-at-home order
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu has confirmed the hearing of Kanu’s case at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday.
In a short statement on Wednesday night, Ejiofor said the hearing will consider the legal team’s pending applications.
These will include the request for bail of their client.
“Greetings UmuChineke, we wish to notify you that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case has been fixed tomorrow, 2nd December, 2021, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for the hearing of our pending applications.
“As always, your fervent prayers are solicited. VICTORY is our only goal and it will surely be achieved.
“Thank you all for your support and prayers thus far”, Ejiofor wrote
There were indications that Kanu’s request for bail could be heard tomorrow.
The request could sail through, though the IPOB leader had breached the terms of an earlier bail in the long drawn case.
The reason is attributed to the intervention of Igbo elders, who made an appeal to President Buhari recently to drop the treason charge.
Meanwhile, IPOB) has asked residents of the South-east not to sit at home on today (Thursday), as its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu goes to court.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful, in a statement said: “We wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be in court tomorrow, December 2, 2021 in Abuja.
“We therefore, urge Biafrans living in Abuja and its environs to come out to solidarise with our leader.
“Meanwhile, there will be no lockdown tomorrow in any part of Biafra land as a result of the court appearance. Biafrans resident in Biafra land as well as visitors to Biafra land are free to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestations or intimidation.
“We have not asked or authorised anybody to monitor or enforce any lockdown. Again, there will be no lockdown in Biafra land for tomorrow’s court appearance of our leader.
“Only Biafrans and friends of Biafra in Abuja and its environs are encouraged to be at the court premises. As a non-violent movement, we urge everyone to remain peaceful and law abiding in all their conducts. “Security operatives should also refrain from infringing on the fundamental rights of people who come to cheer our leader.”
Powerful said that Kanu was not being persecuted because of any crime other than his fight for the freedom of Igbo people, as such, the people owe him a duty to stand by him until this darkness is over.
He commended the legal team of the group for what he called their untiring efforts to defend their leader who he said is innocent of the charges preferred against him. He urged all Biafrans to keep praying for him and the full restoration of Biafra Republic.