During a recent visit to former Military Head of State, designed to garner support for the sinking All Progressive Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu used the opportunity presented by the visit to announce to the world, that Our Client (Nnamdi Kanu) “is in London.” It will be recalled that in 2017, similar fancy dummy was sold to the members of the public by Alhaji Orji Uzor Kalu, but when confronted with impeccable fact on the whereabouts of our Client (Nnamdi Kanu), he quickly denied the statement in apparent volte-face, and claimed that he was quoted out of context.
It is no longer news that Orji Uzor Kalu who recently jumped bail in a multiple case of humungous fraud he perpetrated while at the helms of affairs in Abia State re-echoed this uninformed view to attract cheap political relevance/gains, but in view of the troubling impact of such extra-judicial pronouncement on various court actions we filed against the military and Nigeria Government, to produce our Client; there becomes compelling need to join Orji Uzor Kalu in these pending suits to compel him to appear before the Federal High Court and give evidence on oath about what he know.
As we kick-start the process of dragging Alhaji Orji Uzor Kalu before the court to throw light on this high powered State conspiracy that lead to murderous invasion of our Client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017, and the genocidal massacre of over 1000 (one thousand) members of IPOB in and around Afaraukwu kingdom during the dreaded operation python dance, we however wish to state that we are not unmindful of the firm resolve by the EFCC to effectively prosecute to its logical conclusion the proven case of brazen desecration of Abia State treasury/vault by Alhaji Kalu during his inglorious days in Abia State Government house.
But for the passionate appeal, and undertakings by Kalu’s lawyer to produce him in court at the next adjourned date, Orji-Uzo Kalu would have been cooling off in the prison custody by now, for jumping bail in the celebrated criminal charge hanging on his neck. This is a Man whose reason for running away from his criminal trial as explained in his letter for adjournment, was premised on a purported medical appointment in Germany; a phantom surgery that only existed in Mr. Kalu’s imagination, all designed to subvert judicial process.
The present falsehood Orji Uzo Kalu is mischievously dishing out to the gullible is not unconnected to a well designed political strategy for atonement for his multiple sins. If the intendment of trading on this falsehood is to deter the most resolute Magu, he is getting it wrong in its entirety, as EFCC under Magu is strong in their conviction that every penny of Abia State loot still in the private vault of Orji Uzo Kalu must be recovered.
The naked truth is that Orji Uzor Kalu has lost all political value and relevance in his region and cannot even win a House of Assembly seat today if presented himself for an election. APC Government should take note of this dwindling profile, and of particular interest is the fact that Orji Uzor Kalu is living in his past glory and cannot secure a single vote for them in the South East States come 2019.
The emerging facts has exposed the conspiratorial/ignoble role played by Orji Uzor Kalu in the proven case of State-sponsored terrorism that took place in our client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017. The murderous invasion of our Client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017, the genocidal massacre of over 50 defenseless/unarmed members of the indigenous people of Biafra therein; the abduction/kidnapping of our Client (Nnamdi Kanu) on this black day, by the rampaging Nigerian soldiers has been classified/labeled a crime against humanity by responsible foreign Governments and institutions, and roundly condemned by people of good conscience too.
May I use this medium to most solemnly appeal to Orji Uzor Kalu to assist the traumatized families of the victims of Operation Python Dance with useful information on the whereabouts of their loved ones, still missing till date. Specifics on the identities of the forest where their decomposed bodies can be found will be very useful. We are making this passionate appeal against the background of the emerging facts which suggest that Orji Uzor Kalu tacitly participated in this dreaded Operation Python Dance. Going forward in this macabre dance, Orji Uzor Kalu should await further communication from court as he has declared himself party interested by virtue of his present unguarded utterances.
We are not oblivious of the desperation by the Nigerian Government to divert attention of the comity of Nations, and global human rights group, who are unanimous in their demands for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. Recent pronouncement by a certified agent of the State in the person of Orji Uzor Kalu is a veritable ploy deployed to change this narrative.
But let it be strongly noted that there is no amount of diversionary tactics employed by the State that can suppress the heart-wrenching realities of how our client was brazenly abducted in his home on the 14th day of September 2017, by the soldiers. The world is well informed about this crime against humanity.
Amnesty International reports which roundly indicted Nigerian soldiers for the genocidal massacre of unarmed and defenseless members of IPOB in the home of our Client on the 14th day of September 2017, and his abduction on this fateful day, would have been helpful to Orji Uzor Kanu if his intention was not to cause mischief.
A strong message has been sent out to the world vide the recent successful sit-at-home observed across the states of Nigeria, and world in general by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in honor of thousands of their members massacred during the murderous invasion of our Client’s home and Afaraukwu Kingdom, by Nigerian Soldiers, and to reiterate their demand for unconditional release of their Leader (Nnamdi Kanu) who was abducted in his home by the Soldiers during this deadly Operation Python Dance.
We urge the general public to treat with greatest circumspect the present falsehood being peddled by Orji Uzor Kalu as he is merely acting a script written by the Federal Government to divert attention. Nnamdi Kanu is in the custody of the Military and must be produced in good condition.
Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor
(Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer and IPOB General Counsel)