Nnamdi Kanu calls for fasting, prayers ahead of trial, warns against harassment

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Nnamdi Kanu is leader of proscribed IPOB
Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of proscribed IPOB

The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has called for prayers and fasting ahead of his trial on Thursday.

Kanu also directed his followers not to harass or threaten his lawyers, adding that anyone who is caught doing so will not be forgiven.

The IPOB leader stated this during his routine meeting with his lawyers at the Department of State Services, DSS, headquarters in Abuja.

His statement was disclosed by his lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

The statement reads: “He requested that the fasting, supplications, and prayers should continue, as he noted that they are strongly impacting positively.

“In the interim, it is necessary to pass the following urgent and important messages, which are: Onyendu made it categorically clear that none of his lawyers should be harassed, threatened or accused by anybody claiming to be his supporter or follower, regardless of the person’s tie with him. He was very particular about those who find it convenient to insult his Attorneys vide their live social media platforms.

“Our Client Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu emphasized that he trusts his lawyers and continues to have high confidence in them.

“That anybody engaged in such harassment, threats and unfounded accusations directed against his lawyers, is definitely working against him, and that he shall never forgive such person(s) and shall eternally see such person(s) as his enemy.

“That any such threats, harassment and false accusations against any of his lawyers should seize forthwith.”