- The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to drag the Nigerian government to the International Criminal Court
- Ifeanyi Ejiofor said his team is building evidences against the Nigerian government and its executives
- Ejiofor also said his team will make use of reports of human right abuse made by the Amnesty International against the FG
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has threatened to drag the Nigerian government to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Speaking to NAIJ.com, the lawyer to the IPOB leader Ifeanyi Ejiofor said his client and his team was ready to go as high as the international court to get justice for his client.
We must get justice, we are at the ECOWAS court already from there if they (the FG) do not obey the orders we will head to the African Union, United Nations and ICC, until we get justice.
Ejiofor said his client is only a political prisoner as such suffering as such.
“We must compel the federal government; we are all partners in democracy and must ensure we protect this," Ejiofor said.
"And let me also say this, all executives, presidents, governors and all, their immunity will elapse someday and they will face justice at the ICC." he said.
Ejiofor added that his team is building its case against the president, some Nigeria security agencies and some public officers.
“We have various indicting reports on the FG on the killings of IPOB members and Biafra supporters including the Amnesty report on the killing and we will make good use of all this,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the IPOB had on Friday, January 20, said that 11 of its members were killed by security operatives.
The group said the members were killed during an IPOB/Trump solidarity rally that took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
However, the Nigerian police in reaction to the IPOB’s allegation said its officers used minimal force in dispersing the crowd at the rally.