Drama in Court as Nnamdi Kanu rejects own lawyer

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked that the lawyer who served as his lead counsel in previous sittings, M. U. Udechukwu, step down for Chucks Muoma.

Mr. Kanu wrote to the court, ahead of Friday’s sitting, asking that there should be a change in his representation.

Mr. Kanu is facing charges of treason. The court is to rule on his bail application today.

In the letter, read during a dramatic session, the judge, John Tsoho said he was asked to change Mr. Kanu’s lead counsel, because according to Mr. Kanu, the person who represented him in previous sittings was different from the person he had instructed.

When lawyers announced their appearances, Mr. Udechukwu told the court that he had been informed of the letter, saying he would immediately stand down for Mr. Muoma to continue the case.

But Mr. Muoma said he was surprised that Mr. Udechukwu had raised the issue so early.

He said he had told Mr. Udechukwu that there was a letter to that effect, but that he should first complete the bail application he was handling, before withdrawing.

In his reaction, Mr. Udechukwu insisted on handing over the case, because the letter said he had impersonated the lead counsel at previous hearings.

Mr. Udechukwu said impersonation, a serious offence, could affect his legal profession of almost 20 years.

He therefore prayed the court to record his apology for the said offence, and that the court should note that he was withdrawing from the case.

The judge, Mr. Tsoho, who had earlier hesitated to read the letter, regarding it as an issue that should be resolved by the counsels, asked to know the name of the particular counsel he would record for Mr. Kanu.

Mr. Muoma told the court that he and Mr. Ejiofor would take the place of the defendant’s counsel.

Mr. Udechukwu told the court that his withdrawal would affect the other counsels who came with him.

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  • favourtalk

    The biafraud leader is even confused. Nigeria is not a joke that he can be meddling around with a criminal like him cannot take the country it ransom. He has started to regret his actions against the unity of this country

    • Femi

      You need to understand his trick. What he is doing is destroying Nigerian image…

      • Wale

        How?
        citizens of the world are no fools, first he rejected a judge, for lack of trust, now, the attorneys that had been represent him and the new judge sent him back to prison without bail. Whose fault is that?
        He gets to go to court/s, Guantanamo is still there and kicking, many of the inmates without even a single court appearance.

        • DE KING

          u r blind!

          • Wale

            But, I have sense; unlike and the rest of yours, Sight without sense.

          • jesi roll edozie

            u guy ar all fools. sometime I wounder how hypocritical and useless these yoruba people are. U guys have penis, but women at heart. Boastful, but in action fearful. Come out from this net conversation and say it out, if u wont go home stinking. useless people. U want Oduduwa, yet u cant fight for it, here is a young man fighting for his right and you’re at d back door making noise. Fooliness tribe.

          • Wale

            Go get your head checked, If the Yoruba wants Oduduwa, we’re matured enough and we know what to do. not by going about making fools of ourselves.

        • Femi

          I think he prefers to remain in jail than to be trialed with treason.

      • Peter_Edo

        biafraud troll.

        • Femi

          Okay

        • ECOMOG

          another agbero from the ancient city is talking

      • Omoagunmate

        Really???? ol’boy stop smoking that stuff, it is making you look very silly

        • Femi

          No be 9ja we dey? let’s keep watching and see the end of this matter.

    • Joeefos40

      He thinks clueless jonathan is still d president

  • Bravo Zulu Usman

    may he remain in jail.

    • Femi

      It’s funny you don’t understand his action. The more he remain in jail without trail, that is how the world will see Nigeria as a disappointment. That is the trick.

      • Omoagunmate

        Yeah, in your little head.

        • Femi

          Let’s keep watching..

        • pheliciti

          His head is big. It’s his brain that’s small

      • He’s charged for terrorism/treason. He can be there going back an forth till death. Does Faruk Mutallab rings a bell……?

        • Femi

          Let’s keep watching till the end of the episode.

        • Femi

          hehehe, childish comment

        • ECOMOG

          Your brother faruk mutallab is a terrorist and i’m sure your father is a member of the local wing (boko haram) of his terrorist group, now go and have your bath, you stink

          • Joeefos40

            Kanu is a bloody terrorist confirmed

        • peaceometer

          Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha

      • peaceometer

        The way of Kanu is the way of Muthalib and other terrorists.

        • Femi

          Really? We are watching to see to the end of this session movie.

          • Joeefos40

            Dats y he is resting in his new home kuje prison.

          • Femi

            But that is not the end of the session.

        • Tamy Teks

          If the way of Mutalib, why the call for referendum and protest all over the world.?

          • peaceometer

            Which all over the world? Where and where were protest taking place

        • Femi

          We still dey watch ooo

      • Bravo Zulu Usman

        after the trail. he is coming back in jail

        • Femi

          And have that solved the problem? We need a solution to solve this problem and you are here talking about jail. Stop thinking like your cattle. lol

          • Bravo Zulu Usman

            i think u don’t get d point u little dump. he has charges including treason. did u know the penalty??

          • Femi

            Then the penalty should be implemented without any further delay.

          • Joeefos40

            Kanu is a terrorist, nothing more, he should be treated as such, dat was how shakau started.

          • Femi

            Google the word “terrorist” my dear

        • Femi

          If i may ask, Are you in jail now?

          • Bravo Zulu Usman

            I did not commit treason

          • Femi

            The read your comment again, it appears that you don’t even understand what you are typing or commenting about.

      • Joeefos40

        This logic doesn’t stand, and u think d internstional community are not seeing d do called trick, they are wiser than that

    • peaceometer

      AMEN

  • Arabakpura

    Did Kanu just realize that the other people were not Biafrans?

  • Romberg

    This is what you get when you pity a felon.

  • Femi

    This young man is playing with Nigerian govt and Nigerian court but it’s funny Nigerian’s can’t understand the drama behide his action.

  • Ay Pointblank

    A man that cannot successfully manage his own affairs is the person some fools are following blindly. This is what you get from a tribe who draws its inspiration from semi illiterates

    • peaceometer

      You see

  • Wale

    Now the igbos are seeing the instability of the fella they called “Director”.
    The animal was caught hiding in the ZOO, What is left for the zoo keeper is to cage the animal before the specie go on a rampage.

  • Profy

    It is a pity. This young man just waste his life for nothing. He will remain in kuje prison.

    • peaceometer

      Forever, AMEN

  • DE KING

    Nnamdi Kanu said it but at the end we will win! Nelson Mandela is an example…..

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Nnamdi Kanu is going round the bend.

  • Egbu Yugo

    Is Nnamdi trying to turn his court appearances into a circus? If we are not hearing about him not wanting a particular judge, it’s him fighting with prison wardens and now this is the second time there are concerns on who’ll represent him.

  • Walter Enang

    Nothing can stop Biafra except restructuring Nigeria into a true fiscal federation. Anything else is a total waste of time and postponing the evil day. There is a limit to what the human being can tolerate. A situation of monkey working while baboon is chopping can never be sustainable forever. One day, baboon go come look for chop and monkey go chop am instead. Aboki has been riding on our backs and sucking our life blood to “greatness” for 55 years now and it is time to drop them on the ground to fend for themselves …for a change.

    • Tonnero

      My friend, go and sit down. You are doing no work. The oil you are boasting with was found by oyinbos with a few Nigerians, mainly Yorubas and Igbos, helping them. The rest of you are just stretching your hands out for handouts. In any case, when you do get the handouts, your leaders steal it all. Do you know how much has been funneled to the 6 Niger Delta States since 1999? At one point, Akwa Ibom’s allocation was more than that of all the SE states! So spare us Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop. In this case, you are one of the baboons.

      • Walter Enang

        I am sitting down and also telling you that until this country is restructured to true fiscal federalism,people like you will continue to be held back and down by aboki who are quite satisfied with playing third fiddle all their lives. We Biafrans want to conquer the world. Up to you whose side you choose. Just try not to stop MY OWN PROGRESS.

    • Action Group

      It is too sure and true that you will never see biafra in your lifetime.Biafra is a fantasy that had long died and buried,go ask your father and grandfather if you still have one.

      • Walter Enang

        We will see. It is already taking shape. Biafra or restructure.Get aboki off our backs free.They have had their full enjoyment of other people’s effort.time to drop them so they can fend for themselves….for a change.

    • peaceometer

      Mumu

      • Walter Enang

        lol. restructure nigeria and all agitations will stop. we are tired of feeding/held back and down by abokis.

        • peaceometer

          Its you that’s holding yourself back. Tell me south south achievement during GEJ regime of opportunities. Only achievement is individuals

          • Walter Enang

            I do not live in the past. I move forward and I am pragmatic. You remain where you are and cry over spilt milk.

          • peaceometer

            Which milk spilled? Let your people go back to their states to develop there if it’s favourable for them.

    • aisha ani

      Wo bobo were lo ba de!

      • Walter Enang

        meaning we cannot choose/have our own lives? bastard thinking.