Terrorism Charge: Nnamdi Kanu pleased with Appeal Court proceedings – Lawyer

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By Henry Okonkwo

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, expressed his client’s satisfaction at the Court of Appeal proceedings on September 13, 2022.

Recall that on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal in Abuja reserved its decision on an appeal filed by detained leader IPOB to quash the terrorism and treasonable felony charges preferred by the Federal Government against him.

The IPOB leader, who is currently on trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja, had approached the appellate court through his team of lawyers led by Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, to question the legal competence of the charge pending against him.

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And after listening to both sides, the three-man panel led by Justice Jummai Hanatu said it would communicate a date for the judgment.

Speaking on the development, Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer in a statement issued on Thursday after their routine visit at the Department of State Services disclosed that the IPOB leader is impressed with the judicial proceedings.

The statement read, “The Court-Ordered routine visit to our indefatigable Client-Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has just been concluded, at the DSS Headquarters Abuja, where Onyendu is still being held in solitary confinement for over 14 months.

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“Feedback was provided to Onyendu on the Court of Appeal Proceeding/hearing on his Appeal of 13th September 2022. Onyendu was elated by the maverick performance and legal prowess demonstrated by his unwearied legal team, eminently led by Chief Mike Ozekome, SAN.

“Onyendu was enthused by the accounts of the erudite advocacy/submissions of the foremost legal Silk – Chief Ozekhome, SAN during the all-important proceeding. “Mastery of knowledge of Law and extraordinary appreciation of practice/procedure, also demonstrated during the proceedings by the entire Panel of Justices, was equally applauded by Onyendu, who was completely convinced that justice is already in the offing.

“Onyendu was deeply touched by the sacrifices of UmuChineke, who despite the heavy downpour witnessed in Abuja on that fateful day, still thronged the Court, in a show of uncommon solidarity and support for him. Words are not enough for him to express his gratitude to you all, UmuChineke.

“Onyendu unequivocally reiterated his abiding confidence in his dogged legal team, who have always been up to the daunting task.

“He also urged you all, Umuchineke to remain consistent, resolute, unshaken, focused, and above all prayerful, as there must be light at the end of the tunnel. He is very optimistic that this phase is gradually coming to an end.

“Onyendu remains firm, tenacious, and holding very strongly to his conviction that it will surely end in Victory.”