The Igbo Lawyers Association, ILA, says it has commenced the mobilization of some other lawyers across the world ahead of the July 26 trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
DAILY POST recalls that the secession agitator who jumped bail in 2017 was re-arrested recently from an undisclosed country via collaborations of the Nigerian security and intelligence agencies, and authorities from other nations.
The Federal Government has remained silent on the particular country Kanu was re-arrested, however, his lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor said his client was arrested, tortured and detained for eight days in Kenya.
Kanu, who is currently being detained at the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, would continue his trial on July 26 2021.
Briefing the newsmen in Aba on Tuesday, chairman of the Association, Chief Chuks Muomah, SAN, who was represented by Chief Ukpai Ukairo, condemned the illegal manner in which Kanu was intercepted and brought to Nigeria.
He also said that the association would ensure that the British Government reverse the “illegality of that interception” of Kanu who is a dual citizen of both Nigeria and the British.
“We are doing this because we want the British government to ensure the reversal of the illegality of that interception.
“We are also giving notice that Igbo Lawyers Association is mobilizing lawyers from across the globe to put up the best defence available under municipal and international law in defence of the rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”, he added.