Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has stated that he will not plead for his release from the Federal Government, despite being cleared by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In a letter dated August 25, 2023, and signed by Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, it was revealed that Kanu refuses to beg for his freedom.
Ozekhome expressed concern about the appalling condition of Kanu’s detention facility under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
To address this issue, the lawyer requested that the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory appoint a Magistrate to inspect the detention center.
Kanu believes that asking for his release would be an insult to the memory of the late Pa Mbazulike Amechi.
Despite his advanced age and poor health, Amechi had traveled from the South-East to Abuja multiple times, pleading with the Federal Government to fulfill his dying wish. Unfortunately, his pleas were disregarded and his wish was not honored.
The letter from Kanu’s counsel highlights the ongoing struggle for justice and the deteriorating conditions faced by the detained IPOB leader.
The refusal to beg for his release demonstrates Kanu’s determination to fight for his cause and seek justice through legal means.
These were the high points of the discussion during the meeting between the IPOB leader and his lawyers and family, according to a statement issued by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor titled, “Update on our routine visit to our indefatigable client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at the Headquarters of the State Security Services, Abuja, where he is still being illegally and unconstitutionally detained in solitary confinement.”
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