Detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has not been taken out of Abuja, his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has confirmed.
Following his non-appearance in court, rumors went out that he has been moved out of the nation’s capital to an unknown destination.
His absence forced the Justice Binta Nyako federal high court to adjourn the trial to October 21.
But in an update on Facebook, Mr Ejiofor debunked the speculation, saying the legal team of the fugitive extradited back from Kenya will activate a judicial process to ensure the court hears their client’s trial earlier before the adjourned date.
“Our discreet findings confirmed that Kanu was not taken out of Abuja to an unknown destination,” the lead counsel said. “Kindly ignore the rumour mongers.”
He also said the court has now granted family members of the IPOB leader access to visit him in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) where he is still being detained.
The court had rejected his plea to be transferred to Kuje correctional facility to enable him get proper medical attention.
“Henceforth, Our Client Mazi Nnamdi Kanu cannot only be visited by his lawyers, but relatives and friends, provided it is only two persons in every of such visit, on his visiting Days. It is now an Order of the Court. Anybody within the above classification will be profiled by Our Head of Chambers.
“We will visit him again within the next 48 hours. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will regain his freedom sooner than may be expected,” he assured.