Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed that the IPOB leader is alive, dispelling rumors that have emanated since the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to provide him in court at the July 26 hearing .
Ejiofor, who visited Kanu on Monday in the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja, said that the IPOB leader extended greetings to his supporters worldwide and that he is “firm and stable” although he still needs advanced medical care.
According to Ejiofor, Kanu also thanked all foreign governments and institutions that have been involved in his case so far.
Ejiofor said in a statement:
“After weeks of speculations and uncertainties, we have finally seen our Client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We can authoritatively confirm this position to the World.
“He is firm and stable, less the burden of solitary confinement and concomitant mental torture arising therefrom. Though the detaining authority is giving him medical attention, he still requires advanced medical care, which formed substantial part of the relief in our application before the Court.
“He specifically requested that we should extend his heartfelt compliment to millions of his supporters worldwide and all foreign Governments and institutions who are relentlessly following up. Media houses are indeed not left out of this classification.
“We are winning but your prayers are doing wonders, don’t relent, as you continue to remain law abiding. We shall continue to keep you all in constant communication on every development around him particularly now that the visit will be more regular than before.”
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja had last Monday July 26, adjourned the trial of Kanu to October 21, due to failure of Nigerian Government to produce him in court.
The court has adjourned his hearing till October 21, 2021.