will be announcing my appearance in court any moment from now in this
extremely important trial. I have had further briefing from Mr. Kanu
himself in these respects.
I accepted to act as a lawyer in this
case because there are urgent and critical questions of justice and due
process in this case, which have profound implications for the
administration of criminal justice in Nigeria and the entire continent
Also, I believe that Mr. Kanu’s rights have been seriously eroded in the course of this case.
These rights deserve protection, not only for Mr. Kanu, but for all humanity.
shall be guided by the highest standards of ethics and the laws in
discharging my functions as counsel in the case. So help me God.
This puts to rest the constant clamour from the supporters of the IPOB that I step into this case as counsel.
Emeka Ugwuonye pictured wearing dark eyeglass