Kanu: IPOB Goes to ECOWAS Court for Justice


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that it has lost faith in the Nigeria judicial system, saying that it has taken its quest for the freedom of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS).
IPOB stated this yesterday in a press release it sent to THISDAY correspondent in Awka.

The group wondered why the democratically-elected government of President Muhamadu Buhari cannot obey court order in Nigeria and why his advisers cannot let him know that continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members without trial is bringing disrepute to government.

It said that it is even worse now that the charges against Kanu has been dropped by a competent court in Abuja, alleging that, “even Justice John Tsoho who was paid by the Nigerian government to jail Nnamdi Kanu has been disgraced out of the case.”

Part of the press release, which was signed by the group’s Publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful reads, “The leaders of IPOB worldwide have taken the matter to Economic Community of West Africa State, ECOWAS court to seek for justice.

“We did this since the Nigeria judiciary cannot deliver good judgment in the matter concerning illegal detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

The group also said that it has learnt through its intelligence unit that the federal government has on learning its plan to take the matter to ECOWAS started making moves to approach courts managed by ECOWAS, with a view to buying favourable judgment.
“They want to rubbish other courts manage by ECOWAS thinking that it is Nigeria court where they have powers to manipulate,” the release reads.