IPOB: Group Reveals How FG Plans To Distract Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyers, Advise The Lawyers On What To Do


The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law has urged the lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu, the arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, to avoid divisiveness and being sidetracked by opponents and government moles.

This was revealed by Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chairman of the Board of Intersociety, and Chidimma Udegbunam, the Head of Publicity of the Organization.

The advice was necessary due to raging discordant utterances among the detained leader’ s defense team, as well as active attempts by suspected Nigerian government operatives and moles, as well as other opponents, to further divide and distract them, according to the group.

In part, the statement reads, ” Our attention was particularly drawn to a recent publication, titled ‘ Nnamdi Kanu’ s Trial: A Better Understanding Of What Happened Yesterday In Court’ and series of counter replies and reactions that followed and dotted with uncouth and ‘ un- lawyerly’ or unprofessional wordings.

” While there is nothing morally or legally wrong in someone, especially if he or she was giving a written account of what happened in court session; he or she attended physically, it is morally damning for another to delve into legal issues he or she was not part of, either as a counsel or as an accredited media correspondent covering the court session.

” Ordinarily, false reportage of what transpired in court sitting is clearly an act of committing contempt of court. Therefore, seriously frowned at in the article, was its Paragraph 5(a) where the writer unprofessionally and condemnably digressed and delved into personal enmity or settlement of personal scores, thereby exposing his or her biases and grudges and robbing the article of its expected neutrality, credibility and professionalism.

” It was totally wrong for the article to usurp and threaten the right of the detained leader to choose who is who and who represents him among his lawyers, including who is a member of his defence team and who among them is the Lead- Counsel. ”

According to the group, such an unprofessional approach not only plays into the hands of the prosecuting Nigerian government but also throws the defense team into disarray, quackery, and puts their legal services and representation obligations in jeopardy.

This, it added, would allow the Nigerian government to have its way, with the purpose of convicting the imprisoned leader and his international body to cooperate at all costs and through any ” crookedly necessary” means.

The statement further reads; ” These, if allowed, can bring about the continued endangerment and criminalisation of the globally- recognised and legally- backed agitation for Self Determination, especially under UN and AU Systems.

” The lawyers of the detained leader must, therefore, remain focused and professional and refuse to be divided and distracted by the hostile State actors and hired or uncomfortable others. “

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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