Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has fired his legal team after losing his bid to be freed from continued incarceration.
A source told Vanguard that the change of legal team was formally communicated to the legal team led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a vocal legal luminary in Nigeria.
The source said;
“It is true that shortly after the supreme court ruling Nnamdi Ejimakor and Nnameka Ejiofor met with our leader and he asked them to formally write the termination of the legal contract and give it to the lead counsel. They have already done that and the Senior Advocate of Nigeria has received the letter terminating the contract.
“In place of the former legal team leader, Nnamdi Kanu has approached another legal luminary from Cross River State to be holding briefs for him. They met recently and had some discussions on how best to handle his legal matters going forward but it is not clear if the former chief legal officer for Nigeria will agree to take up the brief.”
It was further learnt that the detained IPOB leader disbanded his legal team because he believed they did not do enough to quash his case and free him from continuous incarceration.
He is said to have lost faith in the legal team, which has also not been able to make a strong case to at least transfer him from the Department of State Services cell to the Kuje Correctional Service where he would have more freedom to relate with his friends and relatives.
Kanu is also said to be unhappy with his medical team, which he feels has also not done enough to bring out a convincing medical report that could facilitate the transfer of his treatment from the DSS hospital and doctors to his chosen private doctors outside Nigeria.