Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who serves as counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has released an update regarding the ongoing efforts to release Kanu from DSS custody.
According to the update released on Monday evening, Ejiofor disclosed that he and other lawyers representing Kanu had gone to the DSS facility and served them with the judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering the release of Kanu.
He also issued a stern warning that any attempt to ignore the appeal court order would be met with resistance.
He wrote: ” We have just left the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, after our fruitful meeting/engagement with our ever resolute, indefatigable, erudite, and uncompromising Client– Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kamanu Ozuzu Kanu
” Onyendu was exceedingly overjoyed with the news of the erudite judgment of the Court of Appeal, a copy of which was also made available to Onyendu. Onyendu could not hold his joy and immense gratitude to our legal team, ably led by the man of the letters– Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
” He is profoundly grateful to UmuChineke for your resoluteness and prayers, which impacted so positively in this victory.
” As you are all aware, upon the delivery of this judgment on the 13th day of October 2022, the detention of Onyendu in the facility of the DSS, which was strongly condemned and equally prohibited by the judgment of the Court of Appeal under reference, became gravely illegal and unconstitutional as there is nothing whatsoever, legalizing the further detention of Onyendu in the detention facility of the DSS. Unfortunately, the breach of Onyendu’ s Fundamental Rights by the autocratic Government of Nigeria has continued unabated till now.