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By Emma Okereh

The most senior lawyer in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team, Barrister Nnaemeka Ejiofor, has said his client was suffering the same fate President Bola Tinubu and other NADECO members suffered during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, who incarcerated Chief Mashood K. Abiola, the winner of the presidential election during that period.

He said whenever prominent persons try to tie- up a political solution to effect the release of Kanu, some unidentified persons would commit serious havoc and it is blamed on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is led by him.

Barr. Ejiofor who stated this shortly after presenting a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s Office in Abuja, recalled that during the visit of some South-East elder statesmen led by Chief Amaechi Mbazuluike (a first Republic minister) to then President Muhammadu Buhari , Buhari out of respect for Mbazuluike, promised to consider the request.

He said several days later two soldiers from the South-East who were about to get married were captured by some unidentified people and brutally murdered, adding that they blamed IPOB for the incident.

“Likewise the recent national tragedy where five soldiers were killed in Aba in Abia State, just a few days after the Ohaneze President, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu vowed to see president Tinubu over Kanu’s continued detention,” he said.

He called on President Tinubu to setup a team of retired senior security personnel to investigate the wanton killings in the South-East, stressing that during the NADECO days, whenever a political solution is to be reached, Sergeant Rogers and other members of his strike force would carry out bombings around the country, which will harden the mind of Gen. Abacha not to release Abiola.

Barr. Ejiofor disclosed further that the letter submitted to the attorney-general of the federation showed the many judgments of Nigerian courts and international panels such as the African Union, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Right as well as the United Nations Human Rights Council working Group on Arbitrary Detention, all calling for Kanu’s release.

He said all the judgments were enclosed with the submitted letter to assist the attorney-general reach a fair and just decision, so that he can advocate for the dispensing of justice with a human face, so that the judgments on Nnamdi Kanu are enforced.

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