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Mike Ozekhome takes over as IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu’s lead counsel

Mike Ozekhome
Mike Ozekhome


The embattled IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has hired Mike Ozekhome (SAN) as his trial continues at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who has been leading Mr Kanu’s defence counsel, said Mr Ozekhome’s addition to the team would strengthen their case against the government.

“I want to assure you, Umuchineke, that our legal team is, presently, more fortified than ever to do battle in court, and God being on our side, victory is assured,” Mr Ejiofor wrote in a statement.

He added, “Suffice it to say that as the lead attorney of Onyendu, I took advantage of the visit to unveil a legal giant, a distinguished and an accomplished member of the Inner Bar, whom I have chosen to fortify our defence team. The learned senior counsel is an excellent and a consummate learned gentleman, distinguished in academics and in the practice of law in our law courts.”

Mr Kanu is standing trial for treasonable felony terrorism, among other charges, before Justice Binta Nyako at the high court.

He was brought to court amid tight security as operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) flanked him by the side.


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