The proscribed Secessionist group; IPOB has threatened to shut down the totality of Nigeria economy if her Supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not released.
The group, which condemned the way some of Kanu’s lawyers were denied entry into the courtroom by personnel of the Department of State Services at the resumption of his trial on Wednesday, alleged that the judiciary was being used to keep Kanu in detention perpetually without trial.
IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, in a statement titled, ‘We will cripple Nigeria if the Federal Government thinks it can use Justice Binta Nyako to keep our leader in perpetual detention without trial’, said whether the Federal Government liked it or not, it remained committed to the actualisation of Biafra.
The statement partly read, “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra unequivocally condemn the attitude of Justice Binta Nyako over the way she is handling the case of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, before her court. We are most shocked at her obvious (alleged) prejudice and bias during the last court proceedings which resulted in her whimsical adjournment of the case to January 19 and 20, 2022.
“Justice Binta Nyako is engaging in judicial rascality and impunity at the behest of the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at keeping our leader in perpetual detention without trial. This rascality only portrays that Binta Nyako is simply playing the script handed over to her by the Fulani caliphate of which she belongs to.
“We wish to express our displeasure with Justice Binta Nyako’s handling of this case. How can a defendant be on trial without legal representation? Justice Binta Nyako has always wanted to conduct a secret trial of this high-profile case which concerns the personal liberty and human rights of the accused.” Godspower says.