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Nnamdi Kanu is my son, government kidnapped him — Chukwuemeka Ezeife

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Former Governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has thrown his weight behind the detained Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) chief, Nnamdi Kanu.

The elder statesman mentioned that Kanu is his son, and he expressed disappointment over the circumstances surrounding his arrested and repatriation from Kenya.

Ezeife who spoke on the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja on Monday whereas representing Ohanaeze Ndigbo, accused the Nigerian authorities of kidnapping the IPOB chief.

He mentioned; ”He’s my son, and no matter is the state of affairs, he’s my son. They didn’t convey him to courtroom. They kidnapped him from Kenya. I’m upset.”

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He added; “We waited for 3 hours earlier than the Decide (Justice Binta Nyako) got here in. And at no time did we see Nnamdi Kanu, who was kidnapped from Kenya. I feel we’re very upset, that’s the minimal method to say it.”

Kanu was rearrested and repatriated from Kenya to Nigeria by in June. On June 29, the courtroom ordered the IPOB chief to be remanded in DSS custody pending the listening to and willpower of the case.

The courtroom additionally granted the request that the matter get an accelerated listening to to protect towards delay in justice and stuck Monday to proceed the trial. However the secret police failed to provide Kanu in courtroom.

M.B. Abubakar, the lawyer representing the federal authorities within the matter, cited logistics causes for the disobedience of courtroom order, which had beforehand mentioned Kanu ought to be returned to courtroom on July 26 to listen to a bail utility.

He mentioned the federal government was prepared to permit the trial to proceed within the absence of IPOB, however Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako mentioned the federal government’s motion was disturbing.

The case was adjourned to October 21.

 

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