The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the international community to persuade the Nigerian judiciary to fix a date for the hearing of his appeal at the Supreme Court.
Trends of Nigeria reports that Kanu’s entreaty was echoed by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the proscribed group’s Lead Counsel.
Ejiofor said the Nigerian authorities have been defeated “in their own court”.
Biafra-seeking Kanu was accused of various offences, including treasonable felony and terrorism, offences he allegedly committed in the Diaspora.
The IPOB leader’s legal team on Monday visited Kanu at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja, where he is being detained.
“Onyendu (Kanu) encourages everyone, most particularly, Foreign Governments and institutions to prevail on the judiciary to assign a date for the hearing of his appeal.
“Onyendu did not rule out plausible pressure from those who have been decimated in their own Court, but he is insisting that justice must be done and seen to be done in his case.
“Kanu cited the instance where the Court was expeditious in granting an Order staying the execution of his judgment given by the same Court, but made a volte face when it comes to giving equal speedy attention to assignment of date in hearing of our appeal at the Apex Court,” Ejiofor’s statement partly reads…