Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has demanded for his unconditional release from the Department of State Security Service, DSS custody, stating that he has not committed any offence known to law that should lead to his detention.
Kanu spoke through his lead Counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement after a routine visit to the headquarters of (DSS), Abuja, on Thursday January 13, 2022.
Recall that Kanu, is standing trial on a seven-count charge as against the five previous count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism before Justice Binta Nyako of the federal High court, Abuja after he jumped bail and fled to the UK in 2017, putting his fate on the horizon.
He also urged his supporters to shun violence, assuring that he is fully prepared to appear in court as from January 18th 2022.
The IPOB leader specifically asked his supporters that would appear on the day of his trial in court “in demonstration of their unflinching support and loyalty to him to shun violence and compote themselves with decorum”.
He also urge them to shun detractors as he continues to rooting for victory, assuring that God will put his ‘enemies to shame’, adding that he has not committed any offence known to law, and therefore should be released unconditionally.
Kanu explained that the Correspondences that he had exchanged “sovereign, democratic Governments and other international institutions to prevail on the Nigerian Government to caution uncouth and overzealous security agents” to order have received due consideration.
“We make bold to State for the umpteenth time that Onyendu has not committed any offence known to law. For this reason, he must be released unconditionally.
“…Onyendu is fully prepared to appear in court as from the 18th of January, 2022. He (Kanu), is rooting for victory and knows that, with the help of Chukwuokike Abiama, victory is assured, Kanu said.
According to the IPOB leader, “You will all behold with your eyes an interesting dimension in the harmonised workable formula we have evolved. The detractors of Onyendu will be comprehensively humbled and permanently put to shame.
“We can authoritatively declare to you, UMUCHINEKE, that those correspondences are receiving the requisite attention they deserve. We are optimistic that there would be a positive transformation in the conduct and general approach of the said overzealous security agents at the next appearance of Onyendu in court.
“We specially appeal to you, UMUCHINEKE, to demonstrate profound understanding and fortitude in these trying times. You must remain focused, dogged, and resilient. On no account must your untiring spirit be shaken and your resolve diluted.
“You must keep the peace at all times and comport yourselves with decorum. In no too distant time, you will surely savour the sweetness of victory. Celebration and jollity will resound in your respective dwellings and sorrow and sighing shall take a permanent and unremitting flight to the abyss.
“Onyendu expresses his profound gratitude and appreciation to millions of his followers and supporters scattered throughout the face of the earth. He declares to them never to lose hope but to hold steadfastly to that one thing that is dear to them”, he stressed.