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It’s Absurd Nigeria Still Relies On 1999 Constitution Imposed By Military 22 Years After — Nnamdi Kanu’s American Lawyer

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Bruce Fein, the US-based lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), has stated it’s absurd that Nigeria nonetheless makes use of the 1999 structure though it was imposed on the folks by a army dictator.

Fein spoke in an unique interview with Human rights activist and Amnesty Worldwide designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, shortly after he and Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, have been denied entry to the IPOB chief by operatives of the Division of State Companies (DSS).



Kanu had remained in detention since he was re-arrested by Nigerian authorities in collaboration with others outdoors the nation.

The courtroom had earlier ordered that his legal professionals must be granted a routine go to to work together with the separatist chief whereas in detention.

However on Thursday, the DSS had denied the pair entry regardless of assembly formal notification and present procedures on visitation.

Talking in the course of the interview, Fein condemned the disregard for human rights and due course of in Nigeria by authorities establishments.

The constitutional lawyer stated globally, the suitable to self-determination and due course of are elementary rights of each citizen which also needs to be upheld by the Nigerian authorities.

“Everyone recognises the suitable to self-determination and due course of. Universally, the regulation condemns torture and extra-judicial killings,” he stated.

“I’m an knowledgeable in constitutional regulation and it appears very odd to me from the US that Nigeria lives on a structure ordained by a army dictator in 1999 with no enter from the general public. No referendum, nothing and the nation resides below such a structure 22 years later.

“To me, that’s completely absurd. We must always have a look at how legal guidelines profit the folks, not simply being manipulated to profit these in energy.”

The court-ordered routine go to of the legal professionals representing the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra took one other dimension because the operatives of the DSS prevented them from seeing him on Thursday.

In line with an announcement issued by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday, the DSS stated, “that the individual assigned to obtain us throughout yesterday’s go to was on a particular project.”

Ejiofor said that he was within the secret police’s workplace with a constitutional lawyer from america (US), Bruce Fein, however they have been prevented from seeing the separatist chief regardless of assembly formal notification and present procedures on visitation.

Fein had in Might filed a lawsuit on behalf of IPOB within the US to revoke the six A-29 Tucano fighter jets offered to the Nigerian authorities and in addition block the remaining six from being conveyed to the nation.

Each Ejiofor and Fein weren’t allowed to see Kanu on Thursday.

Ejiofor, within the assertion, described the motion as “ridiculous and a transparent violation of the courtroom order on the rule for visiting our consumer, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

The assertion reads, “Yesterday’s court-ordered go to to our consumer, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officers of the State Safety Companies (also referred to as the Division of State Companies, DSS) for a purpose we discover extraordinarily ridiculous.

“Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American skilled Constitutional Lawyer and IPOB’s Legal professional in america of America, the sport took an attention-grabbing twist.

“Regardless of our formal notification to the Service, in keeping with the present protocol, and in compliance with the Courtroom-Ordered guideline, the officers of the Division of State Companies got here up with an excuse, ‘that the individual assigned to obtain us throughout yesterday’s go to was on a particular project, and as such, the go to can’t be carried out.

“This isn’t solely ridiculous however a transparent violation of the Courtroom Order on tips for visiting our consumer, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“For the data, we have now been constantly visiting our consumer on the desired days and time of the week, and there hasn’t been any time we have been denied entry to him on the bottom that a person assigned to obtain us was not accessible.

“Unnecessary to say, that nobody particular person has been particularly assigned to obtain us on any of the visits. They’re absolutely conscious that the go to takes place each Monday and Thursday.

“Fortunately, we have now one other date for Monday, and we do hope that this particular person will likely be accessible on Monday to obtain us, while we have now taken steps to formally deliver this newest infraction to the eye of the Courtroom.

“We are going to proceed to replace you all, whereas we proceed to induce on your relentless prayers and understanding. We’re profitable, you may be assured.

“Thanks all and stay blessed.”

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