Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government, Department of State Services (DSS) and Attorney General of the Federation of deliberately frustrating the trial of its leader and Director of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement, IPOB issued in Onitsha and signed by its Media and Publicity Officer, Emma Powerful also said the FG, Attorney General and the DSS, the Judiciary and Federal Court of Appeal have all ganged up to play hide and seek game with Kanu’s trial, just to frustrate the case and continue incarcerating him for no justifiable reason, adding that the Judiciary in Nigeria has been caged by Buhari and it will spell doom for Nigeria.
The statement reads, "the Nigerian Federal Government and its agents have deliberately refused to come to court for the case. They have refused to respect court orders and do not honour court date, and we are wondering why Mr Kanu is still being held, since, they are not ready to continue the trial which will expose the emptiness of the present APC led Federal Government.
“We want to let the present government of Muhammadu Buhari to know that no amount of frustration will make Mr Kanu to stop the struggle. The present Nigeria government, Attorney General of the Nigerian Federation and the Federal Court of Appeal Judges who have hand in the frustrating activities to continue the trial will be disgraced at the end of the day. No plan by the occupier of Aso Rock in sabotaging the efforts of our leader to excise his fundamental rights at the Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja will be successful.
“The hide and seek game of the APC led Federal Government, Attorney General of the Nigerian Federation and the DSS, through the Judiciary, the Federal Court of Appeal and their Judges who connived in the evil plan to frustrate Mr Kanu will fail. All their plans will come to naught and at the end. Mazi Kanu and IPOB will laugh last.”
Powerful said “Mr Kanu filed a suit challenging his illegal detention in Kuje prison and the court of appeal Judge fixed 25th April 2016 for hearing, only the Judge to disappear while the lawyers and masses were in the court waiting for him to come and preside over the matter assigned to him, that act is part of the plan to frustrate Mr. Kanu”
“IPOB worldwide regrets that the Judiciary is not free in Nigeria, and we will not hesitate to conclude that the judiciary is carrying out the order of their master in Aso Rock, not to attend to the court, because their master is not satisfied with the way his secret agents have not come up with the evidence to nail Mazi Kanu.
“It is however, a well known fact to the world that Mazi Kanu, the leader of IPOB did not commit any crime in Nigeria or the world at large. Nevertheless, we want to let the world know the mess the judiciary is into in Nigeria and how the present APC government is using the judiciary to delay the release of our leader.”
- News 24