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Monday, 25 April 2016

APPEAL COURT UPDATE: BIAFRA WRITERS INTERVIEW GRANTED BY BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR AT THE APPEAL COURT TODAY, 25TH APRIL, 2016.

APPEAL COURT UPDATE:
BIAFRA WRITERS INTERVIEW GRANTED BY BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR AT THE APPEAL COURT TODAY, 25TH APRIL, 2016.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Good morning Sir, my name is Chukwuemeka Chimerue of Biafra Writers/BTV.
Sir, for the benefit of those absent in court today, we want to know what really happened that the court could not hold as scheduled?

EJIOFOR: Well, as we were waiting for the matter expected to hold today at the hearing of the appeal, and only this morning we were informed by his Lordship that this week is a conference week, was exactly the tragic situation we have this morning. And one thing that uplifted my spirit was that they were magnanimous enough to give us next week Thursday been the 5th to come back for the case.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Is this sudden adjournment likely to affect the case coming up tomorrow at the Federal High Court?

EJIOFOR: No, it has no effect on it whatsoever.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Concerning the letter you wrote to the UK government, reminding the British authority of Kanu's right under the UK laws and conventions as a British citizen, has there been any formal response from them?

EJIOFOR: Yes, they have responded.

BIAFRA WRITERS: And what was their response?

EJIOFOR: Well, the contents may not be convenient to discuss at this point because we are still studying it and wish to react to that. At the completion of our enquiries, we will get back to you.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Sir, you also mentioned last time that they have called to say that they are involved in this matter, what exactly does that imply, in what ways are they involved?.

EJIOFOR: They have reserved proceedings for now and they will get back to us at the appropriate time.

BIAFRA WRITERS: How far with the complaint filed at the ECOWAS Court?

EJIOFOR: We have filed a response application and they would soon file a reply.

BIAFRA WRITERS: They were speculations that the ECOWAS court may be influenced by Nigeria's present position in Africa, what can you say in respect to this, is justice likely to be served at the ECOWAS court?

EJIOFOR: They have abiding principles and we are not thinking in that direction and it's not part of our fears that they will be influenced in any way having given enough evidence for them to interpret.

BIAFRA WRITERS: We heard about the arrival of ICC delegates in Nigeria, are they also monitoring this case?.

EJIOFOR:They could be monitoring, I don't know for sure.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Finally for today, what are other options left for you and your legal team after exploring the possibilities of getting justice in Nigerian courts?.

EJIOFOR: We can't say that for now until when the rulings have been dished out, then we decide on the next step.

BIAFRA WRITERS: Sir, Thank you very much for your time. Biafra Writers appreciates.

From our correspondents at Abuja- 
Chukwuemeka Chimerue and Anyikwa Kelechi Cynthia

FOR BIAFRA WRITERS

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