Trial of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu (Ohamadike) commenced today 17 October 2017. Two former Aviation Ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode and Osita Chidoka were among other notable Nigerians who joined the crowd in solidarity for the IPOB leader.
The prosecution lawyer, Labaran urged the court to revoke the bail granted the first defendant and issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the first defendant and finally my Lord, order the sureties, namely Senator Enyinnaya, Immanuel Shalum Okabenmadu and Kochukwu Uchenna to show cause why the bail bond of N100 million each shall not be forfeited,” Labaran added. He also called for the commitment of the three sureties to prison.
It should be noted that Since the second military invasion at the residence of the IPOB leader in Afara-Ukwu Umuahia, IPOB leader has not been seen or made any public appearance. His disappearance has also raised lots of suspicions concerning his whereabouts. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a recent move filed a suit against the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai. Ejiofor in his suit alleged that the military might have either killed his client or taken him away during a shootout at his residence in Umuahia, Abia state capital.
“I don’t know where my client is whether he is dead or alive after the raid. The army should produce him” Ejiofor said.
The lawyer in his suit prayed the court to make an order mandating the Nigerian army chief to produce his client in court for the trial, which had been instituted by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Hundreds of security operatives were stationed around the court premises, ensuring that individuals who had no business in the court do not gain access. Operatives of the DSS deployed at the entrance of the courtroom said they are working under directives to ensure that journalists are kept outside.
It is a sad story and betrayal by those who called themselves Igbo leaders. For how long shall we be enslaved? We need to rise in Anambra election and show the world we truly need freedom. The oppressor ceases to exist the moment the people refuse to obey him. If we give legitimacy to those who oppress us, what right do we have to complain?
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