The lawyer of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, says he is optimistic that Kanu would be released soon.
Recall that Kanu was arrested on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria. He was arraigned before an Abuja court on June 29 and remanded in prison custody until July 26 when a hearing on his case will commence. Read here.
In an interview with newsmen recently, Ejiofor said efforts are being made to get Kanu out of detention. According to him, there were no strong allegations to convict Kanu.
“We’re in high spirit that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will soon come out of detention sooner than expected, and better too. It’s one thing for allegations to be made, it’s another thing to establish it. But I don’t think there’s anything strong enough to convict him,” he said.
Speaking on Kanu’s health status, Ejiofor said the detained IPOB leader is getting better.
“There’s no cause for worry. His health is improving. Only that he has not been allowed access to his family, particularly his wife and children, which I see as another level of mental torture.
But we’re doing all we can to ensure he’s transferred to the appropriate custodian pending when his trial commences. We’re also making efforts to get medical experts to ensure his health gets stable”, he said.