A team of 15 lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous of People Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, in his trial for alleged treasonable felony has withdrawn from the case.
Vincent Obetta, spokesman of Kanu’s legal team, announced after the ruling of John Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, refusing the IPOB leader bail that he was no longer his counsel.
“Upon the application of the accused person, the team led by Nnoruka Udechukwu (SAN) and Joe Adi (SAN) no longer represent Nnamdi Kanu,” he said.
“We are no longer in this matter.” Earlier, a mild drama ensued in court over legal representation for the accused person.
Kanu had written a letter to the judge, stating that his lawyers were Chuks Muoma(SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, excluding Udechukwu, who argued his bail application, and Vincent Obetta, the counsel, who had represented him since the beginning of his trial at the chief magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja.
In protest, Udechukwu announced that he was standing down, and asked the court to strike out his name as Kanu’s counsel.