Bennievibez reports that the Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reportedly filed a suit in Kenya against the government of the Eastern African nation.
Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Kanu made this claim via his known Twitter handle on Thursday.
“UPDATE: Extraordinary Rendition: Onyendu’s legal team has filed a suit in Kenya against the Kenyan government,”Ejimakor wrote.
Topnaija recalls that Kanu was seized in Kenya, reportedly by Interpol, in June.
Thereafter, he was transferred to Nigerians.
Although the Kenyan High Commissioner Wilfred Machage refuted the claim that Kanu was arrested by Kenyan police, IPOB activists have always lashed out at Kenya for their part in Kanu’s rearrest.
Kanu is expected in court in October.
The Nigerian government primarily charge him with treason.
Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu Mere Speculations, Won’t Stand In Court – Ifeanyi Ejiofor
The lead counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has rubbished the charges against his client.
Recall that journalists and individuals were barred from witnessing the trial of Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday.
Following the trial, AGF Abubakar Malami had in a press conference accused Nnamdi Kanu of killing Dr. Chike Akinyuli and former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak.
The AGF also accused the Kanu-led IPOB of attacking 164 police stations and killing 175 security operatives across the country, stating that a Presidential Ad-hoc Committee which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate activities of the IPOB came up with the figures.
He noted that 175 security personnel killed comprised of 128 Policemen, 37 military personnel, and 10 other security operatives.
The minister alleged that Kanu’s broadcasts fuelled the #EndSARS protests that led to the destruction of public facilities, including the attack on the Oba of Lagos.
Malami said Kanu is not alone in his operations but has been receiving help from some individuals, countries, and organizations sympathetic to his cause.
Reacting in a post on his Facebook page, Ejiofor stated that most of what Malami accused Nnamdi Kanu of has been addressed by the IPOB’s leader counsel.
According to the pro-Biafra activist lawyer, he would ensure there is media presence, going forward, in the courtroom during the hearing of the IPOB leader’s case.
He wrote, “Henceforth, No Hearing will be conducted in our Client’s case without media present, we shall insist, come 10th November 2021.”
“After a robust outing of 21st October, and strong objection raised to the empty charge, the narratives changed.
“Note that the media has been awash with this false narrative right from the very first day our client was extraordinarily renditioned to Nigeria, even before the amended seven charges were filed twice.
“Their seven counts were amended twice upon being served with our Preliminary Objection. Remember that the facts they substantially relied upon in their purported amended charge, dwelt much on this speculation as you saw in their press statement.
“In all, I implore you all to remain calm, peaceful, and focused, your eyes should always be on the ball because we will demystify them only in a law court. They cannot place something on nothing and expect it to stand, it must fail woefully!”
IPOB Threatens To Lockdown South-east If Nnamdi Kanu Is Not Released November 4
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday vowed to lockdown the South-east region if the federal government failed to unconditionally release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention by 4th of November.
IPOB through its Eastern Security Network is known for enforcing a sit-at-home protest in south-eastern states in a show of solidarity with Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since July.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday rejected Kanu’s request to be moved to Kuje Correctional Service Centre and adjourned his trial till November 10.
In a statement released on Saturday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said it will honour Kanu with the fresh lockdown, which will be enforced between November 5 and 10, except on Sunday, the 7th of November, to allow for Church service.
IPOB described the lockdown as a “necessary sacrifice” the people of the South-east will have to make, warning that any resident of the region who disobeys the directive will be “challenging the will of the people on the Biafra project”.
According to the statement, “Our leader, onyendu Mazi Nnamdi must be released unconditionally on or before November 4, 2021, because he has not committed any offence known to any law.
“Failure to release our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU on or before November 4, 2021, our one-week sit-at-home begins on November 5, 2021, till November 10.
“Although we quite understand the pains and adverse effects of this option on our people, we are compelled to take it to achieve a better purpose in the collective interest of Biafrans.
“We have taken time to analyse what transpired on October 21 when our leader was arraigned in court and discovered that the federal government is not sincere and only wants to humiliate him and keep him perpetually in the DSS custody to rot there.
“We all saw how lawyers, journalists, Igbo delegates and respected traditional rulers and other people who came from all around the world to witness his court case were restricted and denied access into the court premises by security agents who kept them outside under the scorching heat of the sun. What a humiliation and wickedness!
“We cannot accept that anymore. We can never allow our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be tried secretly and we can never also allow him to be tried under Sharia law under any guise. Nigeria must follow international laws in handling our leader.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in the DSS dungeon today because of his passion for Biafra independence, and we must sacrifice all we can to ensure that he regains his freedom. He has sacrificed so much for us all, so we must be prepared to sacrifice little for him.”
IPOB reveals those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband, Chike
IPOB alleged that the death of Chike was a pure political assassination, stressing that those behind the incident are contesting for the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State.
Chike, who is the husband of the ex- Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, was murdered on Tuesday on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor.
Following the incident, IPOB members were accused of killing Chike.
However, Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, said those who poisoned the late Dora are responsible for Chike’s death.
A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Those who killed Dora Akunyili’s husband killed his wife with poison are Fulani because she exposed Yar’adua’s death for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to take over as President of failed Nigeria. They know themselves, Those that conspired to poisoned prof. Dora Akunyili, they’re contesting the governorship election in Anambra State today.
“We have no issues with Chike Akunyili and we don’t know him, those behind this act must stop this and stop using IPOB name, we don’t want anybody to blame IPOB because we must get them, this is pure political assassination going on in Anambra State now and it been perfected by Nigeria DSS security agents are doing this to paint IPOB back in the face of support and encouragement we are getting from our people.
“We know their plans and gimmick to discourage Biafrans who are encouraging and supporting us but it can’t work for them, in the near future those committing these atrocities in Imo and Anambra state will hear from IPOB and our people should not blame us because we must get them.”
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Clocks 54 In Detention Of Lawless Department Of State Services
From records, Kanu was born on 25th of September, 1967, in Isiama Afara, Abia State.
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
In June, the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria to face treason charges.
He was subsequently arraigned and brought before Binta Nyako, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, who asked him to be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the court in response to his agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
The scheduled trial in July suffered a setback, with the judge adjourning till October 21.
Regardless of Kanu’s confinement, some of his supporters have taken to social media to celebrate him.
See some birthday messages to Kanu below;
A post on a Facebook page, Tari Nemi, reads, “Yes, he’s very handsome but he is not a model, he is a freedom fighter and a very tough one at that.
“He has faced the devil in the face and he is still marching forward and stronger than ever before…He might be in detention today but soon he will be out of zoo detention and in Biafra Free Land…Happy birthday my leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
“Your type only appears once in a generation. You are not just called to fight for the liberation of the Biafran people alone but for the generality of the black race which shall bring about true peace to the world as it shall put an end to skin colour war amongst the children of men.”
Another user, Chukwu Ossy stated: “Happy Birthday to you our indefatigable leader.”
Kosisochukwu Henry said: “Happy birthday great man.”
Oluchi Christy Enyinnaya posted: “He is God’s wonderful gift to Ndi Igbo and to Biafrans in general. Ofu nwa Ndi Igbo na Ndi Biafra n’ile ji eme onu. Ofu onye ana ekele si unu abiala.
“And so far, the greatest Igbo man and Biafran alive. Wish him well and keep praying for him.
“I can’t stop loving you so much sir. Ibu odogwu. Happy birthday to you onye Eze, His Excellency Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
Joe Manuel Eze stated, “Today Is The Official Birthday Of Ohamadike, His excellency, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Official; Make Sure You Take His Celebration To Your Wall!
“He is worthy to be celebrated. May Your Days Be Long Onyendu, You Shall Trample Upon Serpent And Scorpion And Come Out Unhurt! We Wish You Perfect Health And Perfect freedom. Mazel Tov , Ha’shem Bless You, And Bring You Back To Us. Iseeeeeeee.”
Kanu Meek wrote, “On this date 25th September in that glorious year, a man that so much loves his people, a powerful Prince, a saviour of his people was born and his name is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Today I pray that ChiukwuOkikeAbiama will set you free from the hands of the enemy. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Official ị ga-adị ka echi maka na echi anaghị agwụ agwụ. onye chere nke ọ ga-eme gị, ya nwụ kwa dachie ụzọ. We love you so much MNK and our prayers are always with you.
“Happy happy happy birthday to you Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Ọhamadike 1 of Bịafra land…I love you so much, my leader.”
IPOB Declares Sit-at-home October 1, Orders Removal Of Nigerian Flags
One of the IPOB executives, Chika Edoziem, revealed this on Friday during a radio broadcast.
File Photo: IPOB members
Edoziem noted that the separatist group would lock down the entire South-East region on October 1, while calling on its members to remove all Nigerian flags mounted in “Biafra land.”
He said, “The 1st of October declared total shutdown in Biafra land. There shall be no movement in Biafra land on 1st of October being Nigerian Independence day. Again from tonight, all Nigerian flags mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down; banks exempted.
“IPOB leadership will communicate to banks directly and give them reason why they must peaceful bring down the flag. Otherwise, we do it ourselves in our own way.”
The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been in the detention of the Department of Security Services since the third week of June following his arrest in Kenya and repatriation to Nigeria.
Shutting down Southeast for a year will not expedite Nnamdi Kanu’s release. Go to Abuja and protest – Ohanaeze tells IPOB
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, has reacted after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) threatened to shut down the entire South-East region for a month if Nnamdi Kanu is not released from detention.
In a statement by IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group threatened that the South-East would be on a one-month lockdown if its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not produced in court for arraignment in October.
Responding, Ohanaeze said such a move by IPOB will not secure the freedom of the Biafra nation agitator from detention.
Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said in a statement: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, are committed to providing a political solution for the release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from custody, like any other procedures and protocols( including shutting down the southeast for one month) will not be able to get results as Southeast Sit at home in protests against the continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu is a nonsensical and preposterous strategy before Fulani Caliphate and adversaries of Igbo, as the North is excited about the collapse and destruction of the southeast economy through the imbecility and absurdity of sit at homes.
“The exponents of sit at home should be cautious of the regaining consciousness of Ndigbo to defy further directives, as the best approach before the IPOB leadership is to mobilize the disciples of Nnamdi Kanu in millions to take advantage of the October 21st Court trial and massively take over the streets of Abuja peacefully without confrontation with security agencies so that the International community will handle the matter and convince the Federal Government to do the needful.
“If 60 million IPOB members as acclaim by the leadership can storm Abuja, they will be forced to produce Nnamdi Kanu before the Abuja High Court as SOUTHEAST SIT AT HOME is gradually fading away as Igbo are getting back from the dreamland to face reality.
“IPOB should face Abuja and get the required results, as Ndigbo are sympathetic to their causes since the Federal Government are pampering the Boko Haram terrorists and bandits and introduced secret programs for the secret rehabilitation of Boko Haram terrorists but uses full military operations in the South against agitators fighting against the killer herdsmen and government policies that promote nepotism and FULANIZATION.
“IPOB will gradually lose Igbo support if they continue to make things difficult for Ndigbo, especially with the continuous denial of not being accountable for the various scandals and crimes committed against humanity by the so-called cultists, who disguise under the sit-at-home orders to perpetrate evils.”
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