Kanu Agabi SAN, a former Attorney General of the Federation, has distanced himself from a letter purportedly from his office to secure the release of a suspect, Francis Oduwanor Odiakose, aka Big Fish, from the custody of the Delta State Police Command headquarters.
The Delta State Police Command had declared Francis and his brother, Christopher Odiakose, wanted in the state for conspiracy, terrorism, cultism and attempted murder.
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But in a letter signed personally by Agabi and sighted by our correspondent, he stated: “That Ibrahim Ernest Ojochegbe Esq, Kanabilweze Esq, or D I Otutu Esq who have entered appearance as counsel are not under the employ of Kanu Agabi (CON) SAN & Associates neither do they have the authorisation of the renowned Learned Silk Kanu G Agabi to prosecute any suit on his behalf.
“Take notice that whosoever might be transacting with either Ibrahim Ernest Ojochegbe Esq, Kanabilweze Esq, or D I Otutu Esq on the assumption that they may be acting for Kanu G Agabi (CON) SAN & Associates does so at his/her own peril as the office of Kanu Agabi (SAN) shall not be held liable for whatever liabilities or duties as may arise from such misassumption,” the letter added.
The lawyers purportedly wrote the petition on behalf of Kanu Agabi & Associates to the Inspector General of Police and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Johnson Kokumo, to complain about the declaration of Odiakose as a wanted suspect.
A court in Delta State has also revoked his bail on gun-running and illegal possession of firearms charges he is facing in the state.
His bail was revoked for failing to appear at several court dates for his criminal trial that has been going on for the past year.
It was gathered that Odiakose was arrested last week in Abuja after fleeing the state.
He is still currently in the custody of the Delta state police.