- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the federal government and the judiciary attempts scuttle the trial of its leaders Nnamdi Kanu
- The group said the federal government and the judiciary are playing politics with the trail of its leader
- IPOB also urged the attorney general of the federation to release its members in detention if the state has no case against them
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday, July 8, accused the federal government and the judiciary attempts scuttle the trial of its leaders Nnamdi Kanu.
The IPOB said the federal government and the judiciary are playing politics with the trail of its leader and three others detained in Kuje Prison.
A statement signed by the IPOB's media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful said it discovered that the federal government has postponed the hearing of the matter scheduled for Tuesday, July 11 at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Powerful said: "All the Federal Government and her security operatives especially the DSS are doing is abducting and torturing those suspected to be IPOB members to write an incriminating and confessional statements against our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members in order to establish a case without prove."
We understand that the Federal Government, DSS and Judiciary have no case against our leader and other members of IPOB who are under their custody therefore, we urge the attorney General of the Federation to release those under their custody unconditionally because they have no case to answer.
The hearing were to commence on Tuesday 11th July 2017 but the DSS brought in Bright Chimezie who has been granted unconditional bail and compensation of N5 million by Federal High Court Uyo in Akwa Ibom to delay the commencement of the case," Powerful alleged.
He said: "This is a Northern prosecution of Easterners who are Biafrans. They have continued with the 1967-70 war against Biafra but only the different is that this time they are using Fulani Attorney General of the Federation, Fulani prosecutor and a Fulani judge to deal our people."
He added that it is unfortunate that the the people from the South-East and South-South region of the country are yet to understand the contraption of the British government in Nigeria.
He said: "We are calling on all the men and Women of good conscience around the globe, Human Right Watch, Amnesty International and other relevant human rights organizations to prevail on Nigeria Government and her Judicial commission to release Bright Chimezie who have been granted bail by the court of competent jurisdiction and others still in detention centers across the country because they committed no crime against Nigeria state or any human being."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s second-in-command in the civil war Philip Effiong has said that Nnamdi Kanu is using the wrong approach for the actualization of Biafra.
Philip Effiong Jr while speaking with BBC faulted Kanu’s approach saying those agitating for Biafra were not carrying the minority ethnic groups along.
He said the approach made the agitation look like a pure Igbo affair.
You can watch this NAIJ.com video of Nnamdi Kanu and his approach to the agitation: