The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has received his legal team while in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).
According to reports, Kanu expressed optimism that the terrorism charges levelled against him would be quashed by the Court of Appeal.
The legal team which was on a routine visit was granted by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja and was led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, and some members of Kanu’s family.
Speaking in a statement on Friday after the visit, Ejiofor disclosed that Kanu was in high spirits and confident that the case would end well for him.
“The court-ordered routine visit to our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has just been concluded at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, where he is still being held in solitary confinement for over 14 months.
“Feedback was provided to him on the September 13 Court of Appeal proceedings in his appeal against the Federal High Court ruling upholding seven charges against him. Kanu was elated on the performance and legal prowess demonstrated by his legal team, led by Chief Mike Ozekome (SAN).
“Kanu was enthused by the accounts of the advocacy and submissions of Chief Ozekhome, SAN during the proceeding, happy with the panel of Justices, and was completely convinced that justice is already in the offing.
“He was deeply touched by the sacrifices of Umuchineke, who despite the heavy downpour witnessed in Abuja on that fateful day, still thronged the court, in a show of uncommon solidarity and support for him.
“Kanu unequivocally reiterated his abiding confidence in his dogged legal team, who have always been up to the daunting task.
“Onyendu remains firm, tenacious and holding very strongly to his conviction that his trial will surely end in victory”, the statement reads in part.