Ohanaeze Ndigbo has inaugurated a legal team to monitor the court proceedings in the ongoing trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
This was contained in a communique made available to journalists in Enugu on Sunday by National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, which he said, was the decision reached at the end of its executive meeting held over the weekend.
He said: “At the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Enugu, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has observed with keen interest the recent re-arraignment and consequent trial of our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu;
“In as much as Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not averse to the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, we, however, submit that he should be tried within the ambit of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in line with global best practices;
“That as part of our avowed determination to ensure the fair trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, we have constituted a legal team led by the National Legal Adviser of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and eminent Igbo Leaders to monitor the legal proceedings, throughout the trial.”