Kanu’s Lawyer Alleges Criminal Elements Orchestrating Insecurity in South-East To Prevent Release

Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed that criminal elements are deliberately attempting to prevent Kanu’s release from detention. Ejimakor asserts that these individuals are fomenting insecurity in the South-East region of Nigeria by committing violent crimes and then attributing these acts to IPOB, with the aim of blackmailing both the organization and its leader.

In a statement released on Friday, Ejimakor elaborated on the surge of insecurity in the South-East, suggesting that it is not a mere coincidence but a deliberate and strategic effort by these criminal elements and their sponsors. He believes their goal is to sway both the Presidency and the judiciary against releasing Kanu by manipulating the narrative and public perception.

Ejimakor emphasized that these orchestrated acts of violence are intended to falsely implicate IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu, thereby undermining their credibility and strengthening the case for Kanu’s continued detention. This tactic, according to Ejimakor, is designed to create a misleading association between IPOB and the region’s instability, influencing public opinion against Kanu and his movement.

The allegations by Ejimakor point to a broader issue of misinformation and manipulation in the context of regional security and political advocacy. By highlighting these alleged tactics, Ejimakor aims to clarify that IPOB and its leader are not responsible for the violence, but are rather victims of a calculated smear campaign intended to hinder Kanu’s release and discredit the movement’s objectives.

“The now predictable spike in insecurity in the Southeast anytime the court date of MAZI NNAMDI KANU is approaching appears to be a well-orchestrated effort by disparate criminal elements and their sponsors to influence the Presidency and the Court into not freeing MNK from what has, by the dint of the Supreme Court judgment, degenerated to extra-constitutional detention,” Ejimakor stated.

He continued, “These false flags are thinly disguised manoeuvres to cast IPOB and MNK in a bad light; it’s an ancient mind manipulation game called ‘guilty by association,’ all aimed at complicating the pursuit of justice for MNK.”

Ejimakor challenged the Federal Government to take Kanu at his word, emphasizing that the IPOB leader had previously stated that his release would lead to an end in insecurity in the Southeast within two minutes. He attributed the continued violence in the region to those blocking Kanu’s release, accusing them of being the true merchants of insecurity.

“By refusing to take MNK at his word, the lives lost between the last court hearing and still counting must be blamed on those that are blocking the release of MNK. In reality, these people are the true merchants of the insecurity in Southeast, not MNK or IPOB. And the question to ask is this: Why must the activities of criminals, murderers, and kidnappers be attributed to IPOB without any investigation, without any credible evidence?” Ejimakor asked.

Ejimakor’s allegations have sparked concerns about the role of criminal elements in perpetuating insecurity in the South-East and their possible links to the authorities.

The statement has also raised questions about the government’s commitment to releasing Kanu, despite the Supreme Court’s judgment. As the legal battle continues, the people of the South-East region remain caught in the midst of violence and uncertainty, with no end in sight.