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Breaking: Kanu’s family fires his lawyers, Ozekhome and Ejiofor

Breaking: Kanu's family fires his lawyers, Ozekhome and Ejiofor
Breaking: Kanu's family fires his lawyers, Ozekhome and Ejiofor

The family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has terminated the appointment of Kanu’s lead Counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Kanu’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, issued a statement on Thursday, which he posted on his Twitter handle.

“I hereby formally notify @MikeozekhomeSAN and @lfeanyiEjiofor that their services are no longer required in #MaziNnamdiKanu case pending before the Supreme Court of Nigeria and all concerning him,” read the statement obtained by Vanguard.

The family cited Ozekhome’s alleged refusal to allow Kanu’s personal physicians access to him for urgent ear surgery as one of the reasons for the action.

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“Following Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case on May 11th, 2023, Prof Mike Ozekhome SAN has refused to see his client in DSS headquarters Abuja, despite several messages from #MNK to see him.”

“Secondly, for delaying the medical doctors who were scheduled to examine #MNK on June 5th, despite the fact that he and Bar. lfeanyi Ejiofor were duly informed on June 2nd, and #MNK told them to notify his family to make arrangements.” Prof Mike Ozekhome SAN and Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor are hereby SACKED as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s counsels for these and other obvious reasons.

“The Kanu family appreciates your time and efforts thus far; please hand over the legal documents as soon as possible.

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