Barr Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Friday, described the continued detention of Kanu as mortgaging and humiliating the fates of over seventy million Igbos across the globe.
Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. He is being detained at the custody of the Department of the State Services in Abuja over alleged running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason.
Ejimakor tweeted that, “If you think you can separate MAZI NNAMDI KANU from Ndigbo, think again because it’s impossible. The two are – like Siamese twins – joined together FOREVER.
“So, detaining #MNK amounts to virtually detaining and humiliating 70 million Igbos. That’s impolitic and dicey to boot.”
Ejimakor had severally called for the release of Kanu in line with the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Abuja in 2022. The court, last year, ordered the release of Kanu, describing the manner he was renditioned from Kenya to Nigeria in 2021 as a violation of international laws. The court also ordered the federal government to restitute Mr Kanu.
The federal government, under ex-president Buhari, however, sought a stay of execution of the ruling at the Supreme Court.
A High Court in Abia State had also ruled that Kanu did not jump bail in 2017, and awarded compensation in favour of Kanu. The case was instituted by Ejimakor.