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Nnamdi Kanu writes U.S., UN, UK envoys over his trial, Buhari’s comment

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 Nnamdi Kanu writes U.S., UN, UK envoys over his trial, Buhari’s remark Chief of the Indigenous Folks Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has invited…

Nnamdi Kanu writes U.S., UN, UK envoys over his trial, Buhari’s remark

Chief of the Indigenous Folks Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has invited representatives from the UK, United States and United Nations to look at courtroom proceedings throughout his subsequent trial.

This was contained in a letter written to the 2 international locations and UN, copies of which have been obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.

Lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who wrote the letters on behalf of the IPOB chief, mentioned the presence of the representatives would guarantee honest listening to.

The PUNCH had reported that Nnamdi Kanu is dealing with a seven-count amended cost most popular towards him by the Federal Authorities.

The trial is anticipated to proceed on the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja Division on January 18, 19, and 20.

The letter titled, ‘Request for delegate(s)/consultant(s) to look at courtroom proceedings …In Re: Cost NO. FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, Federal Republic Of Nigeria V. Nnamdi Kanu’, learn:

“We write this letter on behalf of our shopper and together with his consent and authority. In view of the foregoing, could we, gratefully, please, request you to ship consultant(s) to look at the proceedings of the courtroom on these adjourned dates and on another date to which additional proceedings within the trigger could also be adjourned till the matter is disposed of.

“The necessity to make sure that our shopper is given a good trial has compelled us to make this request. The moment request is compelling within the circumstance, to make sure that the entire technique of our Shopper’s trial is honest and simple in all circumstances. It has to be remembered that his purported indictment on legal costs has a political undercurrent.

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“This reality impels all really democratic establishments of the world, to maintain an in-depth, watchful and attentive eye on the entire judicial course of that has intervened to find out his culpability. The Nigerian Authorities, clearly, has a profound curiosity about the legal cost pending towards our shopper and the end result of his trial.

“The mentioned Authorities overreached itself by guaranteeing that our shopper was introduced again to Nigeria by each means potential. Some main members of the Authorities have additionally made sure unsavoury feedback about our shopper. Because of this, we view as compelling the necessity to invite representatives of true democratic establishments of the world to look at courtroom proceedings in relation to his trial.

“Additional, we view the current extra-judicial remark made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a media chat he had with two journalists concerning the pending trial of our shopper with circumspection. We firmly imagine that the remark approximates a taunt. To forestall any undesirable consequence which will eventuate on it, we take into account it expedient that actually democratic establishments of the world ship representatives to look at proceedings of the trial of our shopper.

“We firmly imagine that the presence of these representatives in the courtroom would make all events tow the trail of honor and rectitude and guarantee the honest trial of our shopper.

In view of the foregoing, and anticipating your indulgence, could we then respectfully request you to ahead to us the identity of at the least a consultant, to allow us formally notify the courtroom of his anticipated presence in courtroom on the adjourned dates.

“We additionally want to use this chance to enchantment to the United Nations to prevail on the Nigerian Authorities to warn her safety brokers. They need to exhibit a modicum of civility of their operations and should chorus from harassing, intimidating, and or arresting harmless civilians who could throng the courtroom premises on the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth of January, 2022, in demonstration of their unwavering solidarity to our shopper.

“It’s on file that these civilians who’ve remained devoted and steadfast of their dedication and solidarity have carried out themselves peacefully and in probably the most civil method. It’s also on file that, however the truth that these civilians have all the time been peaceable of their conduct and presence of solidarity, the safety brokers have continued to harass intimidate and arrest them. Many of those individuals so arrested are nonetheless languishing in numerous detention amenities in Nigeria.”

The PUNCH

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