The detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the Department of State Services (DSS), will be an interesting lesson in preparing him for greater duties ahead, the leader of his legal team, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said on Tuesday.
He claimed that the IPOB leader was concerned about those who he had prophesied would betray him for a long time.
Ejiofor made the statement in a statement to update the public on his visit to Kanu at the DSS custody on Monday, saying the legal team had followed all of Justice Binta Nyako’s directives “in the likely event that the lawless DSS breach its order(s)”.
Ejiofor said , “Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s present incarceration in the lawless DSS dungeon offers him the opportunity to identify the chaff discretely mixed with wheat long before now. It is an interesting lesson that is preparing him for the greater tasks ahead. He is fully aware that his freedom is near and will happen like a miracle. On our part, we have crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s”.
“Onyendu’s best compliments remains with his true and ardent followers. I struggled to conduct this visit yesterday (Monday) even when my medical situation said otherwise, but I shall always be there for Onyendu no matter the circumstance I find myself. Your prayers are truly impacting and I am doing better this morning”.
He also added that “Our routine visit to our indefatigable client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was indeed a special one. The visit which was exclusively conducted by my humble self alone, offered us a veritable opportunity to have a heart-to-heart talk without any form of distraction or intrusion from a third party. The conviviality was indeed deep”.
“Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I must sincerely confess, was in a very strong spirit yesterday. Our interactions were quite frank and positively heart warming”.
“We extensively discussed on proactive steps being explored by our legal team to ensure his unconditional release. His worries on those deliberately deviating from his divine preachings were highlighted and well noted”.
“Onyendu was also briefed on relevant legal remedies being resorted to command immediate and total obedience to court pronouncements, particularly where the directive of the court is ostensibly availing in the prevailing circumstance”.
“We have complied with all steps directed by the court in the likely event that the lawless DSS breach its order(s). We may not delve into the details now but, be assured that the detaining authority is fully aware of these steps and obviously being cautious/circumspect of their actions and inactions henceforth”.
“Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was deeply impressed with the peaceful conduct and unrelentless solidarity of his real followers – Ezigbo Umuchineke. He implored them to continue to remain steadfast, peaceful, focused and never to be distracted”.