US- based lawyer, Bruce Fein, has accused the Federal Government of planning to imprison the Kanu till death without trial.
Fein, lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, made the claim in a letter to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, where he warned the group not to sit on the legal fence.
He stated this in a letter dated May 31, 2022, and was addressed to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor.
On Tuesday, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, the letter was made public.
The letter reads partly: “It has become obvious beyond a reasonable doubt that the Fulani zealots have no incriminating evidence against him. They aim to imprison Nnamdi Kanu indefinitely without a trial praying for either his death or handing his fraudulent prosecution to the next administration and washing their hand like Pontius Pilate.
“For nearly a year, Nnamdi Kanu has been punished by indefinite detention in solitary confinement and denied access to needed nutrition, medical care, and counsel of choice in violation of international human rights law and the Nigerian Constitution. (The Fulani government notoriously honors the Constitution in the breach rather than in the observance). Nnamdi Kanu has also been denied his rights to a public, prompt, and fair trial before an impartial judge.”
Fein urged Ohanaeze to “face up to your legal and moral responsibilities as professed Biafran leaders. Do not show your heels when danger appears.”
Kanu had been held in custody since he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria in June 2022.
The IPOB leader has been held in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
It’s widely believed that DSS placed Kanu in solitary confinement.
Meanwhile, Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court had denied the IPOB’s leader bail application.