The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has engaged the service of human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome as his lead counsel in his on-going case.
One of the counsels for the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed this on Tuesday just before Kanu’s trial commenced.
Ozekhome also confirmed this: “Yes, I’m now in the legal team and that’s why you’re seeing me in court.”
The trial commenced amid heavy security presence in the court
On Monday, the federal government filed fresh eight charges bordering on terrorism against the IPOB leader.
Kanu, who had on October 2021 arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism, will now have to take his plea on 15 counts following the new additional charges.
He has been in the custody of the Department of State Security since his alleged arrest and deportation from Kenya on July 2021.