Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed optimism that he would regain his freedom soon.
The IPOB leader explained that he committed no offence to warrant his rearrest by the Nigerian Government.
Kanu’s resolve was disclosed by his lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a statement he issued.
Ejiofor disclosed that the legal team was working seriously to ensure Kanu’s release.
The statement reads partly: “Onyendu is very much strong in his conviction and has remained unshaken, believing most strongly that he will regain his freedom soon because he has not committed any offence known to law.
“Our Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not oblivious of the antics of his detractors, who are desperately working day and night to enthrone confusion and destroy all he has laboured for years to build. To that end, he advised his followers to remain more vigilant now than ever. He emphasized that this is indeed perilous times.”
Kanu expressed gratitude to his followers for standing by him.
Kanu, who was rearrested in Kenya earlier this year, would continue his trial at the Abuja Federal High Court.
The IPOB leader arrived at the court premises at about 7 am, ahead of the resumed hearing, one of his lawyers.
Meanwhile, Justice Binta Nyako has adjourned till his case till January 19, 2022.
But there was confusion as Kanu’s team of lawyers staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services to allow some of them to gain access into the courtroom.
Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom around 9.52am, had shortly after his case was called up bemoaned the refusal of security agents to allow some members of his legal team, especially his lawyer from the United State of America, Bruce Fein, to enter the courtroom.
He told Justice Nyako that Fein, who was handling a case for him in the US, was around to witness his trial.
“I have an ongoing case in the US. I have not been allowed to see him. He is here to see me and to observe the proceedings.
“He has been to the DSS to see me, but they denied him access to me,” Kanu stated from the dock.
When asked by the Judge, if he was ready to conduct the proceedings himself, in the absence of his lawyers, Kanu said no.