‘Kanu’s trial not secret’, lawyer asks IPOB, others to attend Monday’s sitting
Aloy Ejimakor, the counsel for the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked IPOB members and other supporters of the separatist to attend the agitator’s trial in Abuja on Monday.
He said this in a press statement titled, ‘Security agents must not molest those coming to show solidarity with Kanu’, on Sunday.
He explained that the statement was necessitated by reports that those coming to Abuja to show solidarity with Kanu will be harassed or even arrested by security agents.
Biafran separatist leader Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria after four years on the run.
Kanu heads the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, which agitates for a separate Biafran state for ethnic Igbos in South-East Nigeria.
While Nigerian authorities have not explained how he was arrested, his wife said he was snatched during a business trip to Kenya.
Kanu’s trial for “terrorism” has been set for Monday, July 26.