Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has advised the Igbo apex socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, ahead of their meeting with President Bola Tinubu concerning his client.
Ohanaeze is about to meet Tinubu to plead for the release of Kanu whose IPOB has been fighting for the breakaway of the Southeast region from Nigeria. Their quest seeks the re-establishment of the defunct Biafra Republic.
Kanu was arrested in 2021 in Kenya and was extradited to Nigeria to face charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.
Favourable court order which would have seen him regain his freedom has not been regarded by the government which still keeps Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services.
Ahead of Ohanaeze’s meeting with Tinubu, Ejimakor took to X, saying, “In meeting with Tinubu, Ohaneze should be strictly guided by the fact that MAZI NNAMDI KANU would not be in detention if Nigeria abided by the law in not subjecting him to extraordinary rendition; or complied with the court orders to release him. He’s the victim, not the villain.”