Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has assured that the separatist would be released soon.
Ejiofor made the assurance while stressing that the Nigerian government lacked strong evidence to use in convicting Kanu.
In a statement, Ejiofor urged Kanu’s supporters to be patient and prayerful.
According to Ejiofor: “We are in high spirits that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will soon come out of detention sooner than expected, and better too. It’s one thing for allegations to be made; it’s another thing to establish it. But I don’t think there’s anything strong enough to convict him.”
He also commented on what to expect during the July 26 court hearing.
He said: “Nothing extraordinary will happen that day. That I can assure you. We’ll be there as usual to entertain applications. If there’s any amendment, we’ll take it up from there.
“What we have is still the 3-count charge. We also have an application overdue for hearing, that is the invasion of his house where 28 persons were killed.
“We have all the pictorial evidence. We’ll tender them before the court so the court will look at them to ensure justice.”
Kanu had in 2017 absconded from Nigeria to Europe, where he operated.
But, a few weeks ago, the Nigerian government had rearrested and repatriated him to Nigeria to continue his trial.
On arrival, he was brought before Justice Binta Nyako, who remanded him in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Ejiofor had also lamented that the IPOB leader may not get a fair trial when the court resumes sitting on the matter.