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We’ll ensure Kanu is released unconditionally – Ohanaeze

APEX Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze, has vowed to secure the unconditional release of the leader of the prescribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The group’s President General, Professor George Obiozor, made this known today in Enugu following Kanu’s appearance in court.

Kanu had earlier pleaded not guilty to seven-count amended charges of treasonable felony and terrorism filed by the office of the Atorney-General of the Federation.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja refused Kanu’s request to be transferred from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to Kuje Correctional Centre.

But in a statement made available by his National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, Obiozor noted that diplomatic engagements by Ohanaeze has yielded a positive result as the Federal Government has through the DSS bowed to the overwhelming demands of Ndigbo by producing Kanu in Court.

But he said that the group would go a step further to ensure that Kanu is freed.

He said “This is one step forward in Ohanaeze’s determined moves towards ensuring that the Afara Ukwu Prince is set free in no distant time.

“The Monitoring Team of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by former governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chief Nwosu, Ezeigbo 1 of Abuja, Barr. Goddy Uwazurike were also in court to monitor proceedings and report back to the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“We are unrelenting in our resolve to ensure that the FG toes the path of wisdom by conceding to the proposal for Dialogue and Alternative Dispute Resolution which will ensure the unconditional freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and all members of IPOB detained across Nigeria.

“While commending Nigerians from all walks of life for the extraordinary interest and solidarity they have demonstrated for the current Igbo travails, Obiozor urged Igbo youths to show restraints, prudence and maturity in their legitimate demands for equity, justice and fairness”.

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