Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ‘remains like the rock of Gibraltar’, Barr Aloy Ejimakor said after visiting the IPOB leader on Thursday.
Kanu is facing trial over alleged running a proscribed group, treason and jumping bail. He is detained at the custody of the Department of Security Service, Abuja, after his rendition from Kenya to Nigeria last year.
A high court in Umuahia, Abia State, however, ruled that Kanu did not jump bail, and awarded damages against the federal government. The suit was instituted by Barr Ejimakor, who is Kanu’s special counsel.
Kanu’s international counsel, Bruce Fein, Tuesday, wrote the British high commissioner to Nigeria over the commissioner’s failure to press Nigeria to obey the order of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Human Detention, which directed the immediate release of Kanu.
Adadainfo reported that the UN Group ordered Kanu’s release because his rendition from Kenya to Nigeria, and his subsequent detention and trial negate his fundamental human rights and international laws, having travelled to Kenya as a British citizen.
Ejimakor stated after visiting Kanu Thursday that, “My visitation with Onyendu #MNK just concluded. Like the rock of Gibraltar, MNK remains strong.
“He derives quantum comfort from the support of the legions that believe in his cause and the vindication brought by the Umuahia judgment & UN directives. He salutes the faithful.”