Nnamdi Kanu has right to fair hearing – Lawyer
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the solicitor to the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has confirmed his arrest and extradition by the Nigerian Government.
Ejiofor in a statement on Tuesday stated that Kanu was brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja, on eleven count charge without his knowledge.
He said, "It is to be noted, therefore, that no matter the gravity of the offences or charge preferred against him, Section 36(5) of the Constitution still presumes him innocent of the allegation.
"As it is in the public domain, the matter has been consequently adjourned to the 26th Day of July 2021, for Continuation of Trial.
"Legal team ably led by my humble self will meet them in court on this date.
"We insist that he must be given a fair hearing/trial which is his constitutionally protected right.
"His safety as also guaranteed under our law throughout the trial and afterwards should be enforced.
"Our fortified Legal team will be meeting to agree on strategies within the context of the Charge and disposition of the Court."