ABUJA – Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has been drafted into the legal team of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
This is as the case comes up today, Tuesday at the Federal High Court, Abuja amid fresh terrorism charges added on Monday by the Nigerian government against the IPOB leader.
Ozekhome stormed the Federal High Court in company of Ifeanyi Ejiofor who had earlier been leading the team of lawyers for Kanu.
Ejiofor confirmed that the changes have been effected in the defence in view of the new charges from the Federal Government.
The Federal Government on Monday amended the charges against Kanu from eight to 15 charges.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the Court premises and its environs.
All roads leading to the Court have been effectively blocked by operatives of the Department of the State Services, DSS, to ward off possible threat to life and businesses by hoodlums. (Journalist101)