BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu is freedom fighter, unlike Buhari –Lawyer

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Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu yesterday, told Federal High Court in  Abuja, that Kanu is not a coup planner, but, a freedom fighter.

Nnamdi Kanu is freedom fighter, unlike Buhari
Recall that Kanu is being prosecuted alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi on charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.


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Speaking before Justice Binta Nyako, through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu said he committed no crime by advocating self-determination for Igbo.

He said the Biafra agitation predated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and that it was laughable he was accused of treason when all he did was ask for an independent state for the Igbo.
He urged the court to quash the charges against him.
“The fact that Justice Adeniyi Ademola decided that there was no incriminating evidence against the first defendant, he ordered his release but, this was blatantly refused.
“He’s a freedom fighter unlike people who overthrew a legitimate government in 1983.

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“The court has no option but to discharge the charges. The court should trash the charges,” Ejiofor said

But Shuaibu Labaran, counsel to the Federal Government and the prosecution, urged the court to dismiss Kanu’s  application.
He insisted Kanu’s application to quash the charges against him lacked substance.
Meanwhile, his trial has been shifted to February 10, 2017, when the court will take a decision on his motion seeking to quash the charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

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