THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed to drag the President Muhammadu Buhari government before the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS Court, sitting in Abuja, to defend itself. The IPOB, in a statement titled ‘APC Government Can Run But Cannot Hide from the Law’ signed by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, said: “It is not enough arresting our leader and director of Radio Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and charging him on frivolous allegations, but can they prove the allegations? When it matters most that they prove their allegations, they started running.”
It said further that the ECOWAS court being a regional institution could not be manipulated by Nigerian government to do its bid. Hence, it said the onus would be on the Nigerian government to defend its allegations against the IPOB leader and not sending lawyers that would go to court to give flimsy reasons not to attend court sittings.
The IPOB alleged that “one of the reasons the APC led Nigerian government is running away from the case is because they earlier thought they can intimidate the judges like they did when the matter first came up, but have found out that the Judges are men of honour.”
— Oct 17, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT