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Scribes want ICC to act on Oba of Lagos

08 April 2015, 11:46 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has appealed to the International Crimes Court to indict Rilwanu Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, for alleged threats to Igbo nationalities ahead of the elections scheduled for the weekend.

The writers’ group said the chief prosecutor of the global crimes court must issue a cautionary indictment against Akiolu of for threatening to order attacks against members of the Igbo Ethnic bloc residing peacefully in Lagos state should they fail to vote for the monarch's choice candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Akinwunmi Ambode.

HURIWA also asked the Nigeria's national Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and the military chiefs to call the Oba of Lagos to order.

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“President Jonathan must intervene to avoid bloodshed in Lagos,” said HURIWA's National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

He said the national constitution permited freedom of movement, free democratic choices and right to own immovable property by all Nigerians wherever they choose.

HURIWA also called on all Nigerians to collectively condemn the threat made against Igbos by the Oba of Lagos.

“Certainly this threat is an attempt to incite genocide and must be taken up immediately by the ICC before the sinister plots are carried out,”
HURIWA stated.

- CAJ News


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