Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said the Department of State Services (DSS) now respects the legal team of the IPOB leader after the uproar made by Igbos concerning their treatment.
Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement after the legal team visited the separatist leader in DSS custody on Thursday.
There were reports that the DSS recently manhandled lawyers to Kanu and prevented them from getting access to the IPOB leader.
According to the lawyer, the detained Kanu is amazed by the support that the Igbo people have given to his cause, adding that he is also impressed by the work done by his legal team.
The statement read: “I visited Our indefatigable Client-Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the company of his younger brother- Prince Emmanuel Kanu (Fine Boy), in apparent compliance with the guidelines for our routine visits.
“Our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has always been in a good spirit and his convictions have remained unwavering.
“We had far-reaching discussions that pertained to our professional services, and family concerns which were all addressed.
“He is amazed and impressed by the resoluteness of his millions of supporters and lovers of freedom. He is indeed, lacking in words to convey the depth of his gratitude and appreciation to you all.
“I am glad to inform millions of our supporters, wellwishers and Umuchineke, that following the outrage that greeted the despicable manner in which we were treated in the past weeks during these routine visits, the officials of the State Security Service have made a volte-face.
“We cannot hesitate to alert the world should there be any further change in their methodology, any day any time.
“Our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was very much impressed with the level of progress so far recorded by the legal team ably led by my humble self, and other people of good conscience.
Other details that may interest you further, shall remain private, as details of our legal strategy have been agreed to remain private.
“Be assured that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Never you lack focus but intensify your prayers for our dear Client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and all of us in the legal team. Forward ever and backward never, until victory is achieved. We are winning.”