Obeta Vincent, the former lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has disclosed that the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, played a major role in the release of Kanu on bail.
Obeta disclosed this on Sunday, August 26, at Christ Redemption Church, in Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), while stating his displeasure over the recent attack on Ekweremadu by the IPOB in Germany.
The Enugu based lawyer while narrating said that he had gotten bail for Kanu from the magistrate and high courts but later found out that Kanu was not going to be set free due to uncompromising conditions.
The only option at the time according to Obeta was to seek the help of some prominent Igbo leaders but no one was willing, hence his decision to approach Sen. Ekweremadu.
“I contacted Ekweremadu and Orji Uzor Kalu, that was when Ekweremadu threw caution to the wind and graciously agreed to help.
“He quickly called a meeting of South East National Assembly caucus, which precipitated the bail. I decided to say this in this church because I do not want to be seen as the ostrich and moreover, we have a cache of people here who, I felt, needed to know what really happened at the time”. Obeta said.
Obeta also disclosed that he has the money that was paid and a copy of Ekweremadu’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I also have a copy of his second letter which brought a lot of envy and attack on the former deputy Senate President. Yet, rather than appreciate him, we turn around to attack him”.
Obeta expressed so much guilt on the attack of Ekweremadu, especially the Nuremberg, Germany attack because if he hadn’t involved him into the matter, the attack might not have taken place.
He, however, beckoned on all Igbo leaders, youth groups and movements to show their support to Sen. Ekweremadu stressing that “even though Ekweremadu has said he has forgiven his attackers, but we need to continue to reassure him that he is not alone.”
Recall that on August 17, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was mobbed in Germany by some members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
The senator disclosed that the IPOB who mobbed him were demanding to know why he didn’t stop the ‘Operation Python Dance’ (a military operation), which occurred in January 2019, from coming to the South-East.