As the year gradually runs to an end, from all indications, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho will spend the festive season in jail, barring any last-minute development.
Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel for Kanu on Friday told SaharaReporters it was his wish that his client does not spend Christmas in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), but added that there is no court case again this year.
The lawyer said he was waiting for Abia State High Court to fix a date to continue hearing of Kanu’s case. A lawsuit demanding Kanu’s fundamental human rights had been instituted at the court.
Justice Benson Anya of the Abia court had said in the last court proceedings on December 10 that the parties will receive notice on the date the court will render its judgment.
Kanu is facing charges of treasonable felony levelled against him by the Nigerian government, but Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had adjourned his case till next year, January 18.
Ejimakor said, “It is my hope as his lawyer that he will not spend Christmas in detention, but we don’t have any court case this year again.
“The Abuja case is next year January 18, while the Umuahia has been concluded but we have to wait for when they will call us for judgment.”
Similarly, Igboho, who was arrested by the Republic of Benin authorities at the Cotonou Airport on July 19, 2021, has since been in a detention facility in the neighbouring country.