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Ozekhome to court: ‘Kanu is facing an incompetent charge, that’s why I’m here’ 

•Mike Ozekhome (left) in Federal High Court on 18th January, 2022. With him are Ifeanyi Ejiofor and other lawyers

ABUJA – Foremost constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on Monday, stated the reason why he took over headship of defence team of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
This is as he appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja to lead Kanu’s defence team.

According to Vanguard, Ozekhome, said his decision to take over Kanu’s defence, was based on the fact that he is facing an incompetent charge.

“Right to self-determination is inalienable. It is guaranteed under both the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the African Charter on Peoples’ Rights. I am here today because I believe that the charge against the Defendant is baseless”, he added.

The Federal Government amended the charges against Kanu barely 24 hours to the commencement of his trial today.

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