Sit-at-home suspension: Kanu needs prayer, not insults, says lawyer

August 15, 2021
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Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed dismay at the reactions that followed the suspension of the group’s every-Monday sit-at-home order in the South-East.

Kanu, who is standing trial for treason, had in a statement by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Saturday, announced the suspension of the weekly action, saying it would only hold whenever he appears in court.

But Ejiofor, in a statement on Saturday, said the suspension had infuriated some people he described as “moles,” whom he said had now resorted to casting aspersions on the IPOB leader.

He added that Kanu, who is currently facing “legal fireworks,” needs prayers and not insults.

His statement read, “I have observed with dismay the avalanche of emails and messages from Umuchineke unanimously prodding for a clarification/confirmation on the highlights of the press statement issued by the leadership of our client yesterday, suspending their sit-at-home order.

“We in the legal team are increasingly becoming embarrassed by the unfortunate manner in which some people, ostensibly moles, notorious for mischief, are deliberately dragging us into the decision-making arm of the movement, a position which we never represented.”

Ejiofor called on the people to do away with propaganda, gossip, mischief, and campaigns of calumny and pay attention to messages from recognised sources.

He said, “What our client — Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu — and we in the legal team, essentially, need in this moment of legal fireworks are your prayers and supplications, and not insults/disparaging remarks.”

Ejiofor assured IPOB members that “sooner than may be expected, the God’s annointed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will regain his freedom.”

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