Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has denied the claim that his client met secretly with President Bola Tinubu inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
A social media post had claimed that Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) in Abuja since June 2021, was scheduled to meet with President Tinubu at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The post claimed that during the meeting some “documents” would be presented to the IPOB leader for review, adding that Kanu’s release process would kick off as soon as possible after the meeting.
Reacting to the claim in a chat with SaharaReporters, Ejiofor denied knowledge of such a meeting, describing the information as fake and unfounded being propagated by anonymous fake persons.
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Ejiofor said that the same false information was posted on Facebook, saying that it is impossible that Kanu would be having such a meeting without any of his lawyers knowing.
He said: “I was with Nnamdi Kanu on Monday and he did not mention anything like that. There is no such a meeting. It is useless information being published on social media by an anonymous person.
“Someone had sent the post from Facebook to me earlier this morning but I said I speak on such issues because it makes no sense. I wonder how possible it is that Kanu will be having such a meeting without any of his lawyers knowing.
“I was with Nnamdi on Monday and what we discussed was about his case coming up at the Supreme Court on Thursday. That is what he asked me to inform Chief Ozekhome about. He did not say anything about any meeting and he did not ask me to tell Ozekhome anything.
“All I can say is that I don’t have any knowledge of any meeting and Nnamdi Kanu did not inform his lawyers about any meeting. It is fake information being circulated by non-credible bloggers who claim anonymously.”
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