Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer insists charges should be dropped

Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu (C) attends a trial for treasonable felony at the Federal High court in Abuja, on February 9, 2016. Nnamdi Kanu, is accused by the state of "propagating a secessionist agenda" with the intention to "levy war against Nigeria". Kanu, who also runs the London-based Radio Biafra, is facing charges of treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society and illegally shipping radio equipment into the country. He has been in custody since his arrest in October 2015, despite being granted bail, and denied all charges. / AFP / Pius Utomi EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Legal Counsel to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has given reasons he wants the charges against his client dropped.

Ejiofor told newsmen in Abuja that they approached the ECOWAS court to intervene in the matter, because they believe that Nigerian Courts have been compromised.

He says the charges proffered against Kanu, has nothing to do with Treasonable felony, adding that his client never said he was going to overthrow the government.

Ejiofor added that article one and fifty-five of the United Nations Charter, permits his client, to fight for the right of his people.