Aloy Ejimakor, a special counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has stated what any court must do before continuing the trial of the Biafra activist.
He said the court would first conduct a trial within a trial on the grievous incident that forced Nnamdi Kanu to leave Nigeria and the incident that forced him back to Nigeria.
“No court of law, conscience and equity will overlook those two incidents and proceed to trial,” Ejimakor said.
He stated this on Wednesday after he visited Kanu at the DSS detention camp in Abuja.
Ejimakor stated that at the DSS, “Kanu was interviewed for the first time in my presence by three DSS officers. The interview was revealing as it contained certain new allegations that were never heard of before. But they all relate to his status as the leader of IPOB.”
He said that the IPOB leader told him that the people who arrested him never said much on why he was arrested except that they were told he was a Nigerian terrorist linked to the Islamic terrorists in Kenya, but that after several days when they discovered his true identity, they tended to treat him less badly.
Ejimakor said that no warrant of arrest was shown to Kanu or even mentioned to him, and that for the eight days he was held incommunicado, nothing of presenting him before a Court or transferring him to an official detention facility was ever mentioned.
“He was held in a nondescript private facility and chained to a bare floor but despite what he has passed through, he was in high spirits and looked forward to overcoming the extraordinary rendition that brought him to Nigeria,” he said.