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IPOB drags FG to ECOWAS court over Kanu's detention

05 October 2016, 15:11

Delta - The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday said it is taking the continued detention without trial of its leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court to seek justice, since the Nigeria judiciary cannot deliver good judgment in the matter concerning his illegal detention.

It also said that “the trial Judge, John Tsoho did a tactical withdrawal from the case because he knew that the Federal Government of Nigeria has a bad case, and urged the Nigerian government to read the handwriting on the wall and do the honourable thing by releasing Kanu and withdrawing the charges against him.”

IPOB in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful alleged that “the withdrawal of the trial Judge, Justice John Tsoho is also another application of delay tactics to pave way for the continued detention of Kanu and not only because he wanted to save his face from shame”, adding that “the judge is still working with the Federal Government to convict Kanu by all means”.

Also read: IPOB blasts MEND for meeting FG over Nnamdi Kanu's release

IPOB’s statement read: “We IPOB and Directorate of State, DOS, IPOB, have concluded plans to take the continued illegal detention of our leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court to seek justice for him since the courts in Nigeria have decided not to give him justice, in order to please their masters who have written the scripts the courts are playing.

“We want to tell the world that the withdrawal of the trial Judge, John Tsoho from the case is another way of continuing his detention and not only to save his name from the embarrassment he has caused himself with his role in the case. We know that he is still working with the Federal Government and Department of State Services, DSS, to convict Mr. Kanu either by hook or by crook.”

- News 24


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