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Nnamdi Kanu’s American lawyer, Bruce Fein talking like a demented fellow — IPOB

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika


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The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has attacked their leader’s American lawyer, Bruce Fein, over his recent call directing barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor to resign from Kanu’s legal team.

In a statement made by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, said that Fein has aligned with the enemies of the movement and was being used by them.

Powerful in the statement pointed out that Bruce Fein’s anger against Ejiofor who has been indicted by the anti-graft agency for fraud started when the American constitutional lawyer requested Kanu to sanction the formation of government in exile, a request which the agitator outrightly rebuffed.

Fein to the chagrin of everyone on Thursday, wrote Ejiofor, urging him to immediately resign from representing the separatist leader.

In the letter, Fein had noted that Ejiofor was not morally qualified to defend Kanu against the Nigerian Government’s amended charges in the court, citing a pending lawsuit instituted by a businessman against Ejiofor over an alleged fraud of N5.6million.

However, reacting in a statement on Friday, IPOB stated, “We are baffled that Bruce Fein could belittle himself and reduce himself by allowing them to deceive him by talking like a demented fellow. How could a well intelligent and a professional lawyer be using this kind of words to his fellow lawyer in the world?

“The women in America sent Bruce Fein to Abuja to persuade our leader, Kanu, to order him and women to inaugurate a government in exile which when this aberration failed to materialise as it is unconscionable to be contemplating forming a Biafran government in exile when our leader is in the hand of our enemies. After this unsuccessful move to set up a government in exile, the grudges against Ifeanyi Ejiofor began to take form.

“These traitors in America and infiltrator in Finland thought that our Legal Representatives were the ones who stopped their gimmicks and antics, without knowing that IPOB had surpassed a government in exile.

“The powers conferred on Mr. Bruce Fein by our Leader vide the IPOB Lead Counsel is to be exclusively exercised in the United States of America and other foreign jurisdiction, with the exclusion of Nigeria.

“Pertinent to note is the fact that Mr. Bruce Fein set his feet in Nigeria shortly after the abduction and extraordinary rendition of our Leader vide the invitation letter extended to him by our Lead Counsel – Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, which visa issued in respect thereof still subsist till date.

“Several attempts to visit our leader either in Court or the DSS facility by Mr. Bruce Fein were all rebuffed by both the DSS and the Court respectively. All formal correspondences towards making those visits feasible were exclusively handled by the IPOB Lead Counsel.

“We, however, observed that Mr. Bruce Fein started avoiding our Lead Counsel after our Lead Counsel declined to cooperate with him in getting our leader to sign a totally strange document that could have negatively impacted on the status quo.

“From that moment, Mr. Bruce Fein pitched tent with sworn enemies and detractors of our struggle. No wonder he is today ranting from a foreign land.

“The general public is hereby, respectfully urged to disregard Mr. Bruce Fein’s claims as they are baseless because he is being induced into ranting these infamous statements. We reiterate that the IPOB leadership has implicit and unshaken confidence in our erudite teams of lawyers, who have creditably distinguished themselves as a sound and indefatigable advocates.

“Mr. Bruce Fein is advised to focus on the international briefs provided to him to handle on behalf of our Leader, which we have not seen any tangible results since he started handling them in the USA and desist forthwith from further defaming our amiable Legal Luminary. IPOB appreciate and love his commitment and focus in handling our leader’s case.”

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