Nnamdi Kanu shuns meeting with his lawyers
Separatist leader Nnamdi Kanau has refused to meet with his legal team, who visited him on Monday at the office of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of the lawyers in the team, disclosed this on Monday.
He said Kanu refused to meet them in protest against the DSS for aborting previous meetings he (Kanu) was supposed to have with his lawyers.
“Far-reaching contacts were made to establish the fact that our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was presumably protesting the previous three visits which were aborted by the DSS.
“All efforts made to move the visit to his very location of detention were not granted by the DSS, as they insisted that our request ran contrary to their procedure and guidelines.
“Effort is presently being intensified to pacify Onyendu to have one-on-one discussion with his legal team, to enable us brief him on legal steps we may be compelled to take and measures to be adopted to assure him that there are legal consequences for flagrant violations of court orders by the DSS.
“We are quite hopeful that this needless impasse will be resolved between now and tomorrow morning,to enable the legal team led by Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, to conduct the visit tomorrow. That has so far been assured us”, he said.
Ejiofor also dispel Kanu’s rumored death in DSS detention.
“We can authoritatively confirm to you all at this stage that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is very much alive, and still being detained in the facility of the State Security Services (DSS) National Headquarters, Abuja.
“We shall continue to keep you updated on matters connected with this visit to our indefatigable Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and any other compelling attendant concerns thereto.
Kanu, who is the leader of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, – a group agitating for the dismemberment of the Nigerian federation, faces a 15-count treasonable felony charge.