Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Lead Counsel has given an update after visiting the leader of the secessionist group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Department of State Services, DSS headquarters in Abuja.
In a statement he personally signed, Ejiofor said Kanu was in a good spirit when the legal team led by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, paid him a visit on Monday.
Recall that the Appeal Court had on October 13, discharged Nnamdi Kanu, declaring his detention by the secret police as illegal.
The Federal Government is, however, yet to release the secessionist, saying he was only discharged but not acquitted yet.
Ejiofor, however, assured followers of Kanu that the legal team is aggressively pursuing total compliance with the court order, stressing that the FG has no choice but to release the IPOB leader.
The statement reads in part, “Unfortunately, the breach of Onyendu’s Fundamental Rights by the autocratic Government of Nigeria has continued unabated till now.
“But, be assured, that we are aggressively pursuing total compliance with this Court Order within every permissible legal precinct and shall keep everyone updated.
“Onyendu’s legal team eminently led by a legal icon, a foremost and an accomplished leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome is not relenting.
“The Court Order must be obeyed whether they like it or not. No criminal charge of any form can be filed against Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu again, and no indictment of any nature can be taken up against him. We have won them hands-down.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has totally run out of options, and the only valid OPTION available to them now is to obey the Order made by a very Superior Court of record and immediately free Onyendu. The time is now, and it is irreversible!
“The DSS is expected to immediately enforce the positive Orders of the Court and immediately release Onyendu without further ado and unconditionally.
“We shall be exploring far reaching legal measures to command immediate compliance with this erudite Court judgement freeing Onyendu, though the details of our strategic legal engagements shall remain private.
“Thank you all Ezigbo UmuChineke and remain hugely blessed.
“We have won and won them forever. They can never recover from it again”.