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My client would never jump bail if he is alive, free - Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer fumes, says FG must produce him in court

My client would never jump bail if he is alive, free - Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer fumes, says FG must produce him in court

FG in position to produce IPOB leader in court - Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer fumes

- Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer has said the it is now the responsibility of the federal government to produce his client in court

- Ifeanyi Ejiofor said he has not seen or heard from his client since the military invasion on Kanu's residence

- He said he suspects Kanu may have been killed or taken away by soldiers who carried out the operation

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The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said that the onus lies on the federal government to produce his client in court on the next adjourned date.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor in an interview with Vanguard said he does not know the whereabouts of the IPOB leader.

He also said his only contact with Kanu was a few minutes before the Nigerian army invaded his client's residence.

The lawyer said Kanu had called on phone to tell him about the military operation in his residence by some soldiers.

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He also said he would not be surprised if the federal government moves against those who stood surety for Kanu, although the burden lies on the Nigerian government to produce his client.

Ejiofor said: “The fact is that they are in a position to produce him at the next adjourned date. It is public knowledge that my client had before his house was invaded, always made himself available for trial.

“He never evaded trial as he made it known that he was ready. If he wanted to jump bail, he would have done so immediately he was released from prison. But he did not run.

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“The last time I spoke with my client was the day his house was invaded by soldiers. He called me and complained that he was being attacked by soldiers who he said were shooting sporadically. since then, I have not heard from my client again.

“If he is alive, they should tell the court on that day. They will not only explain to the trial court, but will also produce the soldiers that went to his home to attack him," Ejiofor said.

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We earlier reported that the presidency said sureties who stood for Kanu's bail stand the risk of imprisonment.

The presidency through the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla said the court might also issue an arrest warrant for the IPOB leader.

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