Aloy Ejimakor, a member of the legal team of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says his client never told youths to destroy Nigeria.
He said this Twitter in reaction to a message he received which states that Kanu gave the order to youths while in the custody of the Department of State Services.
The message read, “Destroy Nigeria when I’m no longer there, my death can’t stop Biafra. I’m just one person out of millions of Biafrans – Nnamdi Kanu urges youths from DSS custody.
“I’ve been starved for three weeks, beaten and electrocuted, yet the more they torture me, the more my spirit gets high. I will die anyway, but Biafra will come.
“The good news of Biafra must be preached anytime, anywhere, without fear or favour.
“I’m here because of Biafra, I’m suffering here because of you. Don’t fail me, don’t disappoint me because, in the end, Biafra will come.”
Reacting, Ejimakor tweeted, “DISCLAIMER: Several persons have sent me the message below, asking if it’s true. Well, my answer is this: It’s NOT TRUE. I met Onyendu several times & he NEVER uttered such words. Pls be guided. Thank you.
Another member of Kanu’s legal team, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, says his client has not received any visit in DSS custody from the British High Commissioner in Nigeria nor anyone representing them.
Ejiofor said this in a statement titled, ‘Clarification On Falsehood Being Circulated Over Various Social Media Platforms.’
He said, “For your information, neither the British High Commissioner in Nigeria nor anyone representing/acting for them has visited Our Client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at DSS detention facility, where he is currently being held incommunicado. I can authoritatively confirm this position to you today.
“Stop believing the falsehood being dished out in the public space by mischief-makers. The purveyors of fake news have always been at it.
“When I talk about a collaboration between the British Government and those that kidnapped Our Client in Kenya, I meant every word spoken there.
“Thankfully, force of law has been activated through judicial process, before the British Court to ensure that their statutory obligation over their Nationale is asserted, without further ado.
“In this political/media trial of our client, I see a handful of compromised social media platforms, who are ostensibly feeding fat from the National treasury. But the majority of distinguished media houses are guided by good conscience in their reportage.”