It’s improper to negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu while still in detention – Lawyer, Ejimakor Tells Nigerian government

By Innocent Dike, October 14, 2021

Aloy Ejimakor, one of the counsels to Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has lamented the despicable acts of the Nigerian government to frustrate his client’s freedom.

The lawyer has, however, disclosed how to negotiate with the pro-Biafra separatist group leader.

Ejimakor argued that Kanu should first gain his freedom from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) before the government could start any negotiation.

He pointed out that Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Gandhi of India and Martin Luther King of the United States were released before the government of their countries negotiated with them.

In a tweet, the lawyer said it’s unnatural to negotiate with Kanu while detained.

“When a man is in detention and you wish to negotiate with him, the first step you take is to stop resisting every effort being made to release him from detention.

“That’s how they negotiated with Mandela, Gandhi & Martin Luther King. It’s unnatural to negotiate with a man in chains,” Ejimakor tweeted.

Kanu has been in the detention of the Nigeria’s secret police since June when he was forcefully arrested and brought to Nigeria from Kenya.

The Nigerian government had said he was brought back to the country to continue his trial for treason.

The IPOB leader is expected to appear before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on October 21.


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