IPOB seeks acquittal of Nnamdi Kanu
Lawyers defending Nnamdi Kanu and other members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) facing trial have called on the Federal Government to drop the criminal charges preferred against their clients.
Speaking yesterday at a press briefing, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Maxwell Okpara, and Inalegwu Adoga claimed that the defendants have not committed any offence known to law, adding that the Federal Government has failed to open its case against them having amended the charges on three occasions.
The lawyers described the bail terms granted Kanu as “Manifestly unconstitutional and obviously impossible”, adding that they have filed a formal application to vacate the terms.
The lawyers also attacked the pronouncement by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that the agitation for Biafra is unconstitutional, as it offends Section 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, insisting that it is capable of influencing the case before the Court.
“With due reverence to the Acting President, and his rank as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, we deem it obligatory to state the correct position of the law as it relates to his faulty position”
Kanu was charged alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi over charges of treasonable felony, conspiracy to commit treason and importation of goods. An amended charge has listed Bright Chimezie as another defendant.
From left: APC Chieftain, Kashim Iman; National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola; Former National Leader of the Party, Chief Bisi Akande; Senator Olusola Adeyeye and Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musilim Obanikoro, during the Condolence visit to Aregbesola over the death of his mother, at the Government House Osogbo yesterday.