The family of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has terminated the appointment of Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN; and Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Kanu’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, announced this in a statement posted on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
The statement entitled, “Notice of Dismissal” read: “I hereby formally notify @MikeozekhomeSAN and @lfeanyiEjiofor that their services are no longer required in #MaziNnamdiKanu case pending before the Supreme Court of Nigeria and all concerning him. “
The family cited Ozekhome’s alleged refusal to allow Kanu’s personal physicians access to him for the urgent ear surgery as part of reasons for their action.
It added, “After Mazi Nnamdi kanu’s case on 11th May 2023 Prof Mike Ozekhome SAN has refused to see his client in DSS headquarters Abuja even after several messages from #MNK to see him.
“Secondly, for stopping the medical doctors who were to examine #MNK on 5th June even when he and Bar. lfeanyi Ejiofor were duly informed on 2nd of June and #MNK told them to inform his family to arrange that. For this obvious reasons and many more, Prof Mike Ozekhome SAN and Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor are hereby SACKED as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s counsels.
“The Kanu’s family do appreciate your time and efforts so far, please handover the legal documents asap.”