The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, an Igbo sociocultural association, has appealed to the Federal government to handle the rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, carefully as his death at a time like this could lead to the destabilization of the country.
Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, and arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja today June 29.
Ohaneze Ndigbo in a statement released by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its Secretary-General, said Kanu’s refusal to listen to Igbo leaders’ advice led him to his present predicament. The group advised the Nigerian government to handle the IPOB leader’s case carefully in order to prevent violent revolts from his followers.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s refusal to adhere to the advice of Igbo leaders, elders, and political leaders is the outcome of what had befallen him, he made a lot of enemies especially those that would have saved him and Federal Government will never lose grip on him again.
We don’t think that any Igbo leader will stick out his/her neck for him, his re-arrest will eventually bring peace and stability to the region and averted another civil war that was raging on.
Federal government should handle the situation carefully because his large followers of IPOB wouldn’t resort to violent revolts, his trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they shouldn’t kill him because it will destabilise the entire country.”
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, says 21-year old UNILAG Student Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, who was earlier today paraded for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Micheal Usifo Ataga, Conspired with some other persons who are currently now at large to carry out the crime.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu disclosed this while parading the suspect.
A case of murder was transferred from Maroko Division of the command to the State Criminal investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
The fact of the case is that, on 15/06/21 at about 1700hrs, One Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, a 300 level, undergraduate of the University of Lagos, conspired with others, now at large, and allegedly murdered one Micheal Usifo Ataga, m, 50, by stabbing him severally with a sharp object at a short Serviced Apartment, Situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, phase 1, Lagos.
The suspect was tracked and arrested in her resident at No. 5, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos. During search, the prime suspect and mass communication Student of the University of Lagos, was caught with a blood- soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident.
The Suspect confess to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle. She further confessed to have taken the knife away while leaving the scene and dispose same in a dust bin at her residence.
It has also been revealed that the suspect equally stole the deceased iphone.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other accomplices. However the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is over.
The fight started after Churchill shared a photo of himself and his son with current wife, actress Rosy Meurer, with capture that had “Real King Churchill” in it. An IG user who feels he prefers his son with Rosy to his son with ex, Tonto, asked him not to choose one son over the other.
However Churchill was quick to correct the user, stating that the term ‘real’ was just used to create an Instagram page for the infant.
Nigerian president Mohammed Buhari has assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after the American social media Company’s operations was indefinitely Suspended in the West Africa nation.
The move came about after Twitter wrote to the President “Seeking to engaged with the Federal Government over the Suspension, “according to a statement on Tuesday.
The team Comprises some of Buhari’s top ministers, including Minister of Information Lai Mohammed who accused Twitter of “double standards,” when he first announced the Suspension.
A BAN OF PROSECUTION.
The announcement also coincided with a ruling by West African regional bloc ECOWAS barring the Nigerian government from arresting and prosecuting Nigerians and Corporate bodies for Circumventing the Twitter ban.
Nigerian authorities had ordered federal prosecutors to commence legal actions against violaters of the ban after many Nigerians Continued to send tweets using a virtual private network (VPN).
Twitter’s suspension and the planned government crackdown on users of the social media platform were swiftly challenged at a local court by a human rights body (SERAP).
SERAP and a group of Journalists and non-government organizations also approached the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, describing Twitter’s Suspension as well as threats to prosecute Twitter users as “arbitiary” and “unjustified”
In a ruling Tuesday, Justice Keikura Bangura of the ECOWAS court ordered “the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its agents to refrain from imposing sanction on any media house or harassing, intimidating, arresting and prosecuting the Applicants, concerned Nigerians for the use of Twitter and social media platforms, “pending conclusion of the suit field before the court by the Applicants, according to the statement by the ECOWAS.
Justice Bangura, however, declined to redirect Nigerian authorities to lift the Twitter ban, the statement added.
SERAP’s Lawyer, Femi Falana, has described the ruling as “a timely relief for millions of Nigerians using Twitter who have been threatening with prosecution.
The indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has fired back at South East Governors and other political leaders in the region for disavowing them and its security outfit, Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Accusing the political leaders of being quick to disown and betray their own in their quest to appease their slave masters, the group also alleged that it was political leaders from the region that proscribed them before the federal government tagged them terrorists.
IPOB which insisted that South-East political leaders “are too infinitesimal to speak for the millions of Biafrans who are tired of being held hostage in this contraption called Nigeria” added that they know they have since lost grip and control of the masses.
The group’s spokesperson Emma Powerful said that:
“The attention of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the purported disowning and condemnation of IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, by the frustration South East Governors and few self- centered political leaders in the region.
“We are not however, surprised because they were the same people to proscribe us before the federal government tagged us terrorists.
“The Purported statements by these shameless political generals without foot soldiers has only further exposed them as Caliphate boot-leakers. They know too well that they have since lost grip and the control of the masses, hence, their desperation to regain the trust of their paymasters.
“The only Publicly disown IPOB thinking that doing so will make them regain the trust and the favour of the caliphate.
“To their shame, how many times have their Northern Counterparts disowned the bloody terrorist, bandits and Fulani herdsmen rampaging the Country?
“So, the South East self-acclaimed leaders are quick to disown IPOB and ESN, yet they are calling us to accept the calls for peaceful negotiations? What a hypocrisy!
“How can South-East governors be so desperate for power beyond 2023 that they can sacrifice anything and anybody for personal gains? In case they don’t know even the northerners they are trying to impress understand the handwriting on the wall. They know that the governor are on their own. They can’t decide for the over 70 million Biafrans home and abroad.
“How can five South East governors determine the fate of over 70 million people? These South East Vassals should know that during referendum, they only have one vote just like the man on the streets.
“If these Politicans are discerning enough, they should know that they should first push for referendum to determine if the people they pretend to be speaking for actually have their support. No matter their pretences our people are tired of one Nigeria. They have since opted for Biafra, and there is no going back to this irrevocable resolve!
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