By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, United Kingdom branch is demanding for fair trial and judgment based on facts, evidences and logic, in the case involving their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, saying that the case will make or mar Nigeria’s image in the international community, if mishandled.
The group in a statement made available to newsmen in Nnewi, praised what it called “Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court Abuja’s forthrightness in ensuring that justice, equity, and fairness were displayed in his ruling for the transfer of Mr. Kanu from the Department of State Services, DSS, cell to Kuje prison.
In the statement signed by Mr Emma Nmezu and Dr Clifford Iroanya, Spokes persons for the IPOB in United Kingdom, the group said: “Keeping Mr Kanu in prison will enable him have access to his doctors, lawyers, family members and other related parties.
“We, the IPOB are encouraged by the forthrightness of Honourable Justice John Tsoho in ensuring that justice, equity, and fairness were displayed in his ruling, regarding the transfer of Nnamdi Kanu from DSS dungeon to Kuje prison.We expect a similar display of forthrightness in the matter until it is concluded.
“We look forward to a fair trial and judgement based on facts, evidence and logic, for this case of Nnamdi Kanu versus Buhari’s DSS. We believe that indeed, ‘a Daniel has come to judgement.’”
IPOB expressed disappointment that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal government of Nigeria would connive with the DSS and flagrantly flout the order of a competent court of juridiction.
“The DSS supported by the Buhari’s government flouted, and disregarded court orders leading to Kanu staying in detention for 98 days, an action that is very reprehensible, for a government that claim to be fighting corruption” they said.