Nnamdi Kanu and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, appeared in court this morning.
Kanu, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi are being accused and tried for a treasonable felony in a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.
A drama however ensued when one of the accused lawyers threatened to withdraw from case.
“My lord I am the lead counsel in this matter and courtesy demands that the introduction of a new counsel should be made with my consent.
“I am a very busy counsel. I am not chasing the priest, the priest is chasing me. If this counsel had come in to be lead counsel, it will be a different case, but he is coming to take away one of my clients.
“Until this clarifications are made, my further appearance is forestalled.
“I cannot do the wrong thing after almost 45 years at the bar. My conscience cannot allow me to pretend.”
Amoebi Nzelu, who represents the second defendant stated hoe he became the laywer of one of those accused alongside Kanu.
According to Amoebi, “Only yesterday at Kuje prison, I was called upon to represent one of the clients. The records are there.
“I tried to reach one of the counsels by name Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who told me this morning that he was aware of the development, since I did not have the number of the lead counsel.
“The SAN and I are from the same LGA, Orifite in Anambra State. In Orifite. He is the eldest in this profession, and followed by another person, and myself.
“I am not struggling to take your position. I cannot struggle with my elder brother. I am the third in command, in Orifite, while he is the first in command.
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The lead prosecuting counsel did not appear in court prompting the judge to adjourn the Nnamdi’s trial to September 26 – 29.
However, the IPOB leader and Director of Radio Biafra arrived the court premises, wearing on his right hand, a wrist-band with inscription ‘I LOVE BIAFRA.’
See picture below.