April 25, 2017
•Any Attempt To Flout This Order Will Bring An End To Kanu’s Trial— Barr. Ejiofor Vows
Kanu’s defense lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has warned that he will resist any attempt by the Federal government of Nigeria to disregard, denigrate or disobey the order of the court granting his client bail.
Speaking to Biafra Writers’ Correspondents, shortly after the proceedings, Ejiofor vowed that he will mobilize people to protest on the streets should the government fail to obey this order as was in the case of two previous court pronouncements granting his client bail.
“I want to make this point clear to everybody and to the whole world that the court has given the conditions for his bail this morning, which we’re going to perfect.
“Therefore, we’re going to strongly resist any further attempt by the Federal government to flout this order made by the court this morning, even if it means mobilizing people to the streets, I’ll do that and any attempt to flout this order will bring a total end to this trial because we’ll not subject Nnamdi Kanu to further trial unless when the order is complied,” he warned.
Ejiofor also expressed happiness in the court ruling for Kanu’s release, adding that they are ready to meet up with the stringent bail conditions.
He said: “Actually, we’re particularly happy that the court granted him(Nnamdi Kanu), bail today. He has regained his freedom and we’re firmly sure that we’re going to fulfill the conditions for bail.
“As you’re aware, Nnamdi Kanu is a leader of a nation, Biafra, so we have people that will come to assist us in perfecting his conditions for bail.”
Speaking about the adjournment of the lawsuit filed against the federal government at the ECOWAS Court, Ejiofor said: “Only this morning, I had a call from my Secretary, informing me that the ECOWAS court has postponed our matter to May 17th, 2017.
“And I hope that on that day, Nnamdi Kanu will be there at the ECOWAS court because having been granted bail, he will be out by then.”
Barrister Ejiofor also went ahead to admonish Kanu’s supporters to continue to conduct themselves within the confines of the law without indulging in any form of violence, adding that they should go about their normal businesses without expressing fear of any arrest or intimidation by the security agencies as they are existing in a lawful society.
Anyikwa Kelechi Cynthia
Reporting From Abuja
For Biafra Writers