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Narrating and chronicling acts of intimidation and deprivation of fair, constitutional access in order to properly prepare for a proper representation of his client, the lead lawyer/counsel for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Buhari government especially its Department of State Services of deliberately undermining his representation in court. Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor stated “The script currently being played is a clear demonstration of the Federal Government strategy to deny him (Kanu) fair trial…. It is pertinent to note that the harassment, intimidation, and manhandling of our lawyers by the DSS officials during the visit still continued, despite our protest last week.”
“Lawyers were practically stripped naked while searching for incrimmaterials during a court-ordered visit. We therefore, do not mince words in stating that it is no longer safe as it stands today for us who are visiting our client.”
He expressed grave concern that “We are now more apprehensive of the fact that no trial will commence in the circumstance we presently find ourselves until our client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is transferred to a correctional centre….”
Meanwhile, the DSS has reportedly denied the lawyer’s allegations.