President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Professor George Obiozor, has appointed the former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, to lead the Ohanaeze delegation to the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Two other lawyers, National Legal Adviser of Ohanaeze and Chief Goddy Uwazurike will be lawyers representing the Igbo apex socio-political-cultural group “on a watching brief” at the trail.
The court is expected to sit tomorrow a the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The appointments were confirmed by Chief Uwazurike on Saturday.
Kanu was arrested June 29, 2021 in a covert operation through the help of the Interpol.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had recently welcomed the legal team set up by Ohanaeze to monitor Kanu’s trial
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja where Kanu is being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, fixed July 26 for continuation of Mr Kanu’s trial.
The statement however added that, “It is hoped that the unnecessary legal monitoring group will come with open-mind and guided by nothing but the rule of law in the process so as to convey the judgment of the court as may eventually be delivered to their people in various languages and dialects of the members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo communities and the entire Nigerians.”