The director of the Radio Biafra has withdrawn one of his lawyers, M. U Udechukwu from representing him in court.
Following the call for appearances, Udechukwu who argued the bail application in favour of kanu drew the attention of the court to letter said to have been addressed to the judge, John Tsoho.
While Tsoho confirmed the letter, he said he believed it was a domestic matter and not to be on record.
He said: “There is a handwritten letter addressed to my humble self by the first defendant.”
The judge added that the first defendant had stated in the letter that during the last hearing, the lawyer that argued his case was not who he instructed to represent him.
Meanwhile, the lead counsel, Chuks Muoma addressing the court said he did not see the need for the controversy in the courtroom.
His words: “As embarrassing as this appears, I will advise that he take the ruling of the summons of bail which he led and argued and then handover.”
On his own part, Udechukwu addressing the court said it was important to be on record.
“My lord, it is already on record that I represented the defendant without an instruction from him, I don’t want to implicate my matter and also avoid been summoned by the disciplinary committee,” Udechukwu said.
Udechukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) further announced to the court that he is standing down and apologizing for his actions.
Following Udechukwu’s stand down, the lead counsel announced his appearance and that of another SAN, Ifeanyi Ejiofor for the first defendant.