The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has assured his supporters and loyalists that his court trials will soon end.
Kanu is being prosecuted by the Nigerian government for treasonable felony and terrorism — offences he was accused of committing in the course of his self-determination campaigns.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja had struck out eight of the 15-count charge the Federal Government filed against the IPOB leader.
But Kanu’s lawyers appealed against the ruling at the trial court on April 8 and sought the appellate court to review the ruling and struck out the remaining seven-court pending in the lower court.
SaharaReporters on Tuesday reported that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had reserved its judgement on the appeal filed by Nnamdi Kanu, to quash the terrorism and treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.
But in a statement released by the IPOB leader’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq, on Thursday, Kanu said he was very optimistic that the Appeal Court would rule in his favour.
Ejiofor said, “The Court-ordered routine visit to our indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has just been concluded at the DSS Headquarters Abuja, where Onyendu is still being held in solitary confinement for over 14 months.
“Feedback was provided to Onyendu on the Court of Appeal Proceeding/hearing on his Appeal of 13th September 2022. Onyendu was elated on the maverick performance and legal prowess demonstrated by his unwearied legal team, eminently led by Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
“Onyendu was enthused by the accounts of the erudite advocacy/submissions of the foremost legal Silk – Chief Ozekhome, SAN during the all-important proceeding. Mastery of knowledge of Law and extraordinary appreciation of practice/procedure, also demonstrated during the proceedings by the entire Panel of Justices, was equally applauded by Onyendu, who was completely convinced that justice is already in the offing.
“Onyendu was deeply touched by the sacrifices of UmuChineke, who despite the heavy downpour witnessed in Abuja on that fateful day, still thronged the Court, in a show of uncommon solidarity and support for him. Words are not enough for him to express his gratitude to you all, UmuChineke.
“Onyendu unequivocally reiterated his abiding confidence in his dogged legal team, who have always been up to the daunting task.
“He also urged you all, Umuchineke to remain consistent, resolute, unshaken, focused, and above all prayerful, as there must be light at the end of the tunnel. He is very optimistic that this phase is gradually coming to an end.
“Onyendu remains firm, tenacious, and holding very strongly to his conviction that it will surely end in Victory.”