Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has been declared wanted by the Anambra State Police Command following the gruesome death of two police officers who reportedly attacked his residence.
Ejiofor who is the Biafra secessionist legal counsel was declared wanted on Tuesday by John Abang, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police.
According to the police commissioner, the lawyer is wanted alongside other members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over the gruesome killing of the policemen in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“I’ll like Nigerians to know that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a member of the proscribed IPOB, has been declared wanted.
“I’ll seek the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians, East, West, North, and South that wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest police station for possible arrest and prosecution based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”
The secessionist group had accused the Nigeria Police of killing two of its members and setting fire on the home of Mr. Ejiofor.
As an apparent retaliation, youths suspected to be members of IPOB attacked the policemen, killing two and wounding others with machete.
The group however alleges that the petrol the police used in setting Ejiofor’s home on fire was carelessly handled by the police, saying that it led to the fire that gutted the police van.
Read the statement issued by IPOB below;
“The unprovoked Nigeria police and army invasion of the home of our lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, barely four days after the painful burial of his elder brother is proof that those running Nigeria have descended into the abyss of iniquity from which they may never recover.
“Not even during the darkest days of Abacha’s dictatorship did anyone witness such brazen intimidation of a legal counsel or the attempted assassination of a defence counsel in a high profile case.
“It is the golden rule of every legal system under the sun that defence counsel are not harassed, intimidated or killed but it seems nothing is sacrosanct in the present circumstance.
“We don’t expect the roundly docile and cowardly Nigeria Bar Association or their impotent and subdued National Judicial Council to rise up in condemnation of this contemptuous behaviour by Aso Rock in this latest attempt to kill Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
“This level of dictatorial impunity against the rule of law, judicial process and natural justice must not be condoned by any right-thinking person,” IPOB wrote.
IPOB had since been proscribed and declared a terrorist organisation by the Federal Government following the clash between operatives of the Nigerian Army and members of the group at the residence of Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia, Abia State.
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