Nnamdi Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, has warned against Nnamdi Kanu’s continued detention as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Ozekhome warned that if Kanu is not released from custody soon, Nigeria will disintegrate.
He issued the warning during a meeting with Igbo leaders in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Ozekhome promised that releasing Kanu would not worsen the situation in the south-east.
According to Ozekhome: “We are at the Supreme Court, and it will right the wrong because nobody will intimidate the Supreme court. They will have to do something so that Nigeria will not disintegrate.
“I have told the court that releasing Kanu will not break the South East or bring unrest in the zone. Rather, that is what will calm South East.”
The Nigerian government has refused to release the agitator despite a court ruling ordering his release.
Kanu had been incarcerated since June 2021, when he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria.
A few months ago, the Appeal Court in Abuja ordered the Nigerian Government to release Kanu.
However, the Nigerian government appealed the court ruling.