Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
The lead counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Monday dismissed reports that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would be in court tomorrow (Tuesday) being the 11th day of October 2022, even as he said that IPOB, is now waiting for judgment in the matter.
Ejiofor stated this in a statement he issued to newsmen in Owerri, saying that the rumour was the handiwork of mischief makers.
The lawyer said he had to dismiss it because some market leaders in Onitsha, Anambra State had issued an order to shop owners to prepare for sit-at-home in solidarity with the IPOB leader, Kanu.
He explained that “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has no court case tomorrow, and as such, shall not be appearing in court tomorrow. His Appeal No CA/ABJ/CR/ 625/2022 between Nnamdi Kanu vs the Federal Republic of Nigeria originally scheduled to be heard tomorrow the 11th day of October 2022, was brought forward and accordingly heard on the 13th of September 2022. As such tomorrow’s earlier date has been vacated.
“Our people should stop paying undeserved attention to rumours, and mischief makers. I was compelled to issue this clarification because it has just been brought to my attention that some market leaders in Onitsha have started directing the closure of Markets for tomorrow the 11th day of October 2022.
“The members of the public will be adequately informed any day our indefatigable client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court,” he said.