Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nbamdi Kanu has said the legal team of the Biafra leader were able to gain access to him at the Department of State Services, DSS detention facility in Abuja today.
Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a tweet few hours ago said the access to enable them see Nnamdi Kanu was granted today after weeks of grandstanding which they were refused access on the ground that the DSS officials detailed to conduct the visit were not around.
“UMUCHINEKE! After days, and weeks of grandstanding, Our Legal team has finally met with Our indefatigable Client-ONYENDU Mazi Nnamdi KANU today.
“Full update shortly …. ChukwuOkike Abiama is always on the throne. We move !!!!!”, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor said.
Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor had last week narrated how DSS officials denied the legal team access to the detained lead agitator for the declaration of Biafra Republic, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor gave the narrative thus:
Our routine court-ordered visit to our indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu today was led by our most erudite foremost Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, who is also the Lead Counsel in this case.
The officials of the DSS denied us access to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for the umpteenth time, in flagrant violation of the subsisting Order of Court, while insisting that their personnel assigned to receive us will only be available on Monday next week to conduct the visit.
This development unarguably did not go down well with our visiting team as the Learned Silk leading us promptly registered the displeasure of the entire legal team and teeming followers of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in very clear terms.
Our Learned SAN, however, obliged the pleas of the officer in charge, who assured certainty on Monday’s visit. The Learned Silk reiterated that he will again be leading Onyendu’s legal team next Monday for the visit and will not tolerate any further excuse(s).
The Learned Silk urged for restraint while noting that if by Monday, 28th February 2022, we are not allowed access to our client, then he will have something to say to the world, and in the language, they will understand.
We were all disappointed by this ugly trend, but we will be visiting again on Monday. There is no going back nor relenting because it is forward ever and backwards never. It is to be noted, with utter dismay, that the present Administration has drifted to an unfortunate era where Orders issued by Courts of competent jurisdiction are treated with contempt, and with grave impunity by institutions whose primary mandate is to promote the Rule of Law.