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Nnamdi Kanu victim, not villain – IPOB lawyer tells Ohanaeze



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Special Counsel to IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, has responded to the upcoming meeting between Ohanaeze Ndigbo and President Bola Tinubu about the agitator’s ongoing detention.

The fact that Kanu would have been released had the Nigerian government cooperated with court decisions, according to Ejimakor, should serve as a guide for Ohanaeze.

The attorney stated on X that Ohanaeze should be made aware that the Biafra agitator is a victim, not the bad guy.

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the president of Ohanaeze, had previously announced preparations to speak with Tinubu about the necessity of Kanu’s release.

During a courtesy visit to the Southeast Chapter of the Supreme Council of Nigeria Traditional Rulers, led by its President, HRM Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna of Abia State, at his Glass House Orji-Owerri office complex on Saturday, he revealed this.

He claimed that the focus of the upcoming visit to the president will be on all the concerns of the residents of the South East geopolitical zone.

According to Iwuanyanwu, the need to press for the secessionist’s release from the Department of State Services’ (DSS) custody arose as a result of the deteriorating security situation in the area.

He claimed that some people use Kanu’s reputation and his imprisonment to commit crimes in the area, claiming that their only motivation is self-interest.

Ejimakor responded on social media, writing: “In meeting with Tinubu, Ohaneze should be firmly guided by the reality that MAZI NNAMDI KANU would not be in custody if Nigeria abided by the law by not subjecting him to extraordinary rendition; or complying with the court orders to free him. He isn’t the bad guy; he’s the victim.

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