It’s Absurd Nigeria Still Relies On 1999 Constitution Imposed By Military 22 Years After — Nnamdi Kanu’s American Lawyer

Bruce Fein, the US-based lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has stated it’s absurd that Nigeria nonetheless makes use of the 1999 structure though it was imposed on the folks by a army dictator.

Fein spoke in an unique interview with Human rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, shortly after he and Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had been denied entry to the IPOB chief by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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Kanu had remained in detention since he was re-arrested by Nigerian authorities in collaboration with others exterior the nation.

The courtroom had earlier ordered that his attorneys must be granted a routine go to to work together with the separatist chief whereas in detention.

But on Thursday, the DSS had denied the pair entry regardless of assembly formal notification and current procedures on visitation.

Speaking through the interview, Fein condemned the disregard for human rights and due course of in Nigeria by authorities establishments.

The constitutional lawyer stated globally, the proper to self-determination and due course of are basic rights of each citizen which must also be upheld by the Nigerian authorities.

“Everybody recognises the right to self-determination and due process. Universally, the law condemns torture and extra-judicial killings,” he stated.

“I am an expert in constitutional law and it seems very odd to me from the US that Nigeria lives on a constitution ordained by a military dictator in 1999 with no input from the public. No referendum, nothing and the country is living under such a constitution 22 years later.

“To me, that is totally absurd. We should look at how laws benefit the people, not just being manipulated to benefit those in power.”

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The court-ordered routine go to of the attorneys representing the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra took one other dimension because the operatives of the DSS prevented them from seeing him on Thursday.

According to an announcement issued by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday, the DSS stated, “that the individual assigned to obtain us throughout yesterday’s go to was on a particular task.”

Ejiofor said that he was within the secret police’s workplace with a constitutional lawyer from the United States (US), Bruce Fein, however they had been prevented from seeing the separatist chief regardless of assembly formal notification and current procedures on visitation.

Fein had in May filed a lawsuit on behalf of IPOB within the US to revoke the six A-29 Tucano fighter jets offered to the Nigerian authorities and likewise block the remaining six from being conveyed to the nation.

Both Ejiofor and Fein weren’t allowed to see Kanu on Thursday.

Ejiofor, within the assertion, described the motion as “ridiculous and a clear violation of the court order on the guideline for visiting our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

The assertion reads, “Yesterday’s court-ordered visit to our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officials of the State Security Services (also known as the Department of State Services, DSS) for a reason we find extremely ridiculous.

“Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American trained Constitutional Lawyer and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States of America, the game took an interesting twist.

“Despite our formal notification to the Service, in line with the existing protocol, and in compliance with the Court-Ordered guideline, the officials of the Department of State Services came up with an excuse, ‘that the person assigned to receive us during yesterday’s visit was on a special assignment, and as such, the visit cannot be conducted.

“This is not only ridiculous but a clear violation of the Court Order on guidelines for visiting our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“For the records, we have been consistently visiting our client on the specified days and time of the week, and there hasn’t been any time we were denied access to him on the ground that an individual assigned to receive us was not available.

“Needless to mention, that no one individual has been specifically assigned to receive us on any of the visits. They are fully aware that the visit takes place every Monday and Thursday.

“Thankfully, we have another date for Monday, and we do hope that this individual will be available on Monday to receive us, whilst we have taken steps to formally bring this latest infraction to the attention of the Court.

“We will continue to update you all, while we continue to urge for your relentless prayers and understanding. We are winning, you can be assured.

“Thank you all and remain blessed.”

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It’s Absurd Nigeria Still Relies On 1999 Constitution Imposed By Military 22 Years After — Nnamdi Kanu’s American Lawyer

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