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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has spoken from his hiding abode, gave a first-hand account of what transpired in his house between him, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Nigeria Police Officers barely a few hours after he was declared wanted by Anambra state command
Barrister Ejiofor’s disappearance became obvious after joint security operatives allegedly invaded his house in Ifite Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area Anambra State, leaving four members of IPOB dead.
In what later turned to a clash, two officers of the Nigeria Police, (Assistant Commissioner and other) were gunned down, burnt along with their patrol van.
John Abang, the Commissioner of Police in the state, announced on Tuesday while speaking with some journalists in Awka, the capital.
In his word: “I’ll like Nigerians to know that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor (a member of the proscribed IPOB) has been declared wanted.
“I’ll seek the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians, East, West, North and South that wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest police station for possible arrest and prosecution based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”
Ejiofor in a viral video has briefed on what, actually happened on Monday.
On the contrary to what he described as “False Narrative” by the police, Ejiofor said he got a call by 8-9 PM on Sunday 1 December 2019 from the state’s police command DPO to avail himself to the station and no message was dropped with him.
Morning of the following day, he also got a call from his elder brother Barrister Emeka Ejiofor, that police invaded his promises led by the area commander. He returned the call to the command to know why the police presence in his home and he was told it was to arrest one of a family member who participated in community conflict. He appealed to reach the station when he returned probably around 10 AM on Monday.
The DPO rejected his appeal and maintained he get to the station immediately emphasized that time is of the essence. Ejiofor said he became worried coupled with the stress he passed through during his brother’s burial whom he returned since 24 November 2019 to prepare his final rest. He said between when he returned village for the burial till the Sunday the family went to church, he never had any issues with anybody.
As at 10 AM of the Monday he was prepared to see the Police command, he decided to stop over at his uncle’s residence who was supposed to accompany him, they were both on their way to the station when he received a call of the invasion in his house, said he was the target.
The police opened fire at all living objects in his home. Regards the development, he decided to restrain from the movement to wait for some time till when the attack is over.
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