Jailed leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called on his supporters to be civil and orderly when next they appear in court for his trial on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Kanu made the call to his followers in a statement released by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor after a meeting with the detained IPOB leader on Thursday.
According to the statement, Nnamdi Kanu urged his loyal supporters to shun violence and comport themselves with decorum when they appear in court next Tuesday.
“Onyendu utilised the opportunity afforded by our visit to mandate us to admonish his teeming supporters and followers.
“He advises those of them that would appear in court in demonstration of their unflinching support and loyalty to him to conduct themselves with decorum, be civil in their conduct and comportment, shun violence and deviant behaviour in any manner or form, and exercise restraint in speech”, Ejiofor said.
Ejiofor earlier revealed that Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team is working on strategies to ensure the next court sitting will have a positive outcome for the IPOB leader.
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Further stating that Nnamdi Kanu is in high spirits and confident ahead if his next court date.
Ejiofor said, “We undertook our customary visit to Onyendu in DSS custody today. In the course of the visit, our discussions focused primarily on our final preparations for the legal battle that would resume on the turf of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, from next week and on subsequent adjourned dates, if any.
“We coalesced the product of our individual reflections on the most potent legal strategies henceforth to be adopted, fine tuned and harmonised them, and then distilled them into a single, conclusive, potent, workable formula.
“We are optimistic that the court outings of Onyendu would be impressive. Onyendu himself is in high spirit. Our discussions with him further reassured him and strengthened his determination to persevere unrelentingly.
“Onyendu is fully prepared to appear in court as from the 18th of January, 2022. He is rooting for victory and knows that, with the help of Chukwuokike Abiama, victory is assured.”
Nnamdi Kanu is currently facing a seven-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony among others by the Federal Government.