Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to a viral audio claiming that the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is missing in the facility of the Department of State Service, DSS.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB was re-arrested in Kenya on June 2021, and repatriated to Nigeria.
Since his re-arrest, Kanu has been standing trial bordering terrorism. He being remanded in the DSS custody pending the hearing of his bail application filed by his legal team on health grounds.
Kanu’s re-arrest elicited unrest in the South-East region, which the State governors are trying to contain.
Reacting to the purported viral audio, Ejiofor in a twitter post called on the general public and supporters of Nnamdi Kanu to ignore such reports, describing it as fake.
“Please UMUCHINEKE, kindly ignore the audio message being mischievously promoted/circulated by the enemies of our people, to the effect that ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU is missing in DSS facility.
“The information is fake, a blatant lie and should be totally ignored by Ezigbo UMUCHINEKE.
Ejiofor, added that Kanu received some guests yesterday, Thursday, as a normal court-ordered routine day.
“As a matter of fact, court-ordered routine visit was conducted yesterday and ONYENDU spent time with those that visited him”, the IPOB lead counsel added.
Please UMUCHINEKE, kindly ignore the audio message being mischievously promoted/circulated by the enemies of our people, to the effect that ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU is missing in DSS facility …1/3
— bar ifeanyi ejiofor (@EjioforBar) July 15, 2022