Kanu’s trial: HURIWA faults removal of Ozekhome, Ejiofor from legal team | TheNigerian

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Ohanaeze youths urge Tinubu to launch Kanu to revive peace in S’East

Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (HURIWA) has denounced the elimination of Mike Ozekhome and Ifeanyi Ejiofor from the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), Namdi Kanu’s authorized workforce. 

 
The rights advocacy group described the transfer as not only a excessive technical error, however a profound misstep, contemplating the monumental successes each attorneys have achieved whereas defending Kanu.
 
The group, in a press release by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, yesterday, highlighted that the elimination of Ozekhome and Ejiofor occurred at a vital juncture in Kanu’s authorized battle. He identified how the brand new set of attorneys didn’t persuade the choose to grant bail to the IPOB chief, given his well being challenges, which indicators a setback in his quest for justice. 
 
“The elimination of Ozekhome and Ejiofor got here at a vital juncture in Kanu’s authorized battle, marked by the latest poor outing of the brand new set of attorneys, who couldn’t reach convincing the choose to grant their consumer a bail in view if his well being challenges,” HURIWA stated.

 The rights group extolled Ozekhome and Ejiofor for his or her vibrant authorized illustration, noting that their experience and unwavering dedication to justice have been instrumental in navigating the complexities of Kanu’s case.
   
It highlighted Ozekhome’s authorized acumen, which has led to the dismissal of quite a few fees in opposition to Kanu. Equally, they acknowledged Ejiofor’s steadfast advocacy and unwavering dedication to his consumer’s trigger, regardless of dealing with private dangers, together with alleged assassination makes an attempt and tragic losses.

MEANWHILE, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, yesterday, referred to as on the Federal Authorities to launch Kanu and produce about peace within the South East area.

The chief of IPOB lately said that he may finish insecurity within the area inside two minutes of his launch from detention. A press release issued by the Nationwide President of the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Okwu Nnabuike, appealed to the President Bola Tinubu’s authorities to leverage on Kanu’s assertion and restore normalcy within the area. 

Okwu famous that Kanu’s continued detention isn’t useful to the nation, saying that granting him bail could be in the most effective curiosity of Nigeria’s safety.

He stated: “It was within the general curiosity of Nigeria’s safety that he needs to be granted bail and allowed to attend his trial from house. Nigeria has been contending with all manners of insecurity from totally different quarters for years now, even earlier than Tinubu got here on board. However any non-kinetic strategy that will result in peace needs to be speedily embraced by the federal government.” 

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