The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a statement by its spokespersons, Ikenna Chinaka and Iyom Grace Ukpai said has said the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is to impress President Muhammadu Buhari.
IPOB in the statement said President Muhammadu Buhari had in a media chat in 2015 said Kanu does not deserve freedom, accusing him of sounding autocratic in a democratic setting.
IPOB said, “The President declared before a stunned civilized world that an ‘accused’ person that a court of law granted bail is undeserving to be freed despite the fact that such bails were granted by a court of competent jurisdiction.”
“The order made by Justice Ademola of the Federal High Court to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally is still subsisting and has neither been appealed by the agents of All Progressives Congress, APC, led government of President Buhari, vacated or set aside.
“Instead of the Federal Government to vacate the order, they resorted to using Justice Nyako to achieve the dictates of the President in the case against Kanu and others by trying to invoke the principles of Sharia law in a matter pending before a Common Law, just to impress her kinsman whose language and disposition have always been to continue to detain Mr. Kanu and others being tried with him.
“IPOB worldwide is implacably opposed to the adoption of elements of Sharia Law in the trial of our leader and other Biafrans and Justice Nyako must bear the following in mind, if she is to continue presiding over the matter.”