IPOB Drags FG To ECOWAS Court Over Kanu’s ‘Ilegal’ Detention

By Adebayo Williams

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday has said it will seek justice over the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government at the Economic Community of West African States court. The Biafra agitators said the trial judge, John Tsoho, had withdrawn from the case because it became obvious the case was a bad one for the Government. The group said this in a statement released y its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday. He said Tsoho’s withdrawal had also been a way of delaying the trial of Kanu to ensure he remains in detention. They warned the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to drop all charges against Kanu and release him him with immediate effect.

“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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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,” the statement read in part.

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