IPOB Press Release
We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of the great liberator and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to state unequivocally the rendition of the IPOB leadership from Kenya to Nigeria since June last year till date as violation of his fundamental rights.
In ab initio, we wish to place it on record that the criminal abduction, torture, illegal detention and unlawful transfer of great Leader- Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria constitutes a natural bar to any prosecution or his further detention in DSS solitary confinement.
Extraordinary rendition is a serious crime under international law. No civilized nation in the world, more so, those under common law system of justice, condone kidnapping and extrajudicial transfer of suspects across international borders, without the authority of law grounded in an extradition process.
Nigeria court must protect sanctity of the institution of judiciary by ordering for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the face of the fundamental violations of international and local laws by Nigeria Government in the abduction and extraordinary rendition of our great leader and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
A plethora of judicial pronouncements from the US to Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia and even South Africa under the apartheid regime, are uniform in their condemnation of extraordinary rendition.
Ironically, the present Attorney General of Nigeria, is also against extraordinary rendition but it appears only so, when it concerns people from his Fulani tribe like the one concerning his dubious officer ACP Abba Kyari who America intelligence demanded from Nigeria to US.
This Government hypocritical stance was demonstrated in the case of disgraced/suspended ACP Abba Kyari, who was allowed to undergo extradition proceedings in Abuja to contest a US warrant of arrest issued against him. But our Leader being of the Igbo ethnic stock was denied the same due process of law in Nairobi Kenya.
If an obnoxious regime like the erstwhile apartheid regime in South Africa can be compelled by their own apartheid Appeal Court in Pretoria, to recognize the illegality of extraordinary rendition, we therefore implore Nigerian Courts here in Abuja to prevail upon the present regime to release our great Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu without further hesitation or delay.
Nigerian Government can amend and prefer new charges from now till thy kingdom come, the fact of the matter remains that no court in Nigeria has the authority or jurisdiction to try our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Nigerian Government is in material breach of a plethora of laws and conventions both municipal and international. Nigerian Court must send an unequivocal message that Executive lawlessness and prosecutorial banditry cannot be tolerated in a constitutional democracy as pretentiously practice in Nigeria. The image maker of IPOB wish to let public know that Abubakar Malami lied under oath.
Malami and APC Government are in a mess for perjuring themselves in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s matter. Imagine an Attorney General that doesn’t know the law he is meant to be a Chief Law Officer of. Malami lied and has persisted in these lies by pleading charges that did not meet the requirements of SEC. 195 of their Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). This is perjury contrary to SEC. 117 of the Criminal Code Act which state that: Any person, in any judicial proceedings, or for the purposes of instituting any judicial proceeding, knowingly gives false testimony touching any matter which is material to any question then pending in those proceedings, or intended to be raised in that proceedings, is guilty of an offence which is called perjury”.
By levying the following charges, none of which contains date, time and place of where the alleged offence was committed, the mandatory legal requirement to ensure its total compliance, was flagrantly disregarded by Malami in the breach of SEC. 196 of ACJA.
Unfortunately, Justice Binta Nyako saw this but her maternal instinct to protect her husband and son facing sham corruption charges and the wider interest of her Fulani tribe to maintain a stranglehold on the lives of other ethnic groups in Nigeria led her to pervert the course of justice in her refusal to dismiss all the charges.
We insist that our great Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should be released unconditionally without much delay and hesitation.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB WORLDWIDE