Don’t Grant Frivolous Orders on IPOB, Ohanaeze Tells Courts


By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The top Igbo organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned courts in Nigeria not to allow themselves be used to undermine democratic process by granting frivolous orders against the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Ohanaeze said in a statement issued on Monday night and signed by the President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, that it has credible intelligence that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji Abubakar Malami, has secretly approached courts to obtain an order to designate IPOB as a terrorist group.

The Ohanaeze boss said that such move is not only illegal but aimed at furthering the harassment and intimidation of Igbo youths who have been pursuing their constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human rights.

He said Ohanaeze has despatched letters to courts to be wary of such spurious moves as it is capable of aggravating the frayed nerves and disrupting the genuine moves Ohanaeze and critical Igbo leaders are making to bring peace and concord in the land.