Politics What Senators Told Abaribe About Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Yesterday

Sep 28, 2017, 00:16
Politics What Senators Told Abaribe About Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Yesterday

Last week, Ejiofor filed a suit at the court asking it to vacate its order proscribing the group.

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has rejected claims that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is being held by the Nigerian Government.

It commended the Nigerian Army for having the will to tackle IPOB as a festering sore that was on the verge of compromising the health of the nation noting that there is nowhere in the world where terrorists are allowed to flourish unchallenged as earlier canvassed by certain many Igbo and Ohaneze leaders with vested interests.

Troops of the Operation Python Dance II had on September 12, 2017, allegedly invaded the family home of Kanu, in Afaraukwu, Abia State.

The army is yet to respond to the demands for the disclosure of the whereabouts of Kanu.

According to the application, the grounds for the relief include that the Kanu was, before he went missing, known to have lawfully exercised his constitutional right of freedom of association, peaceful assembly and self-determination.

"It is either they (soldiers) captured him or killed him when they attacked our house".

"The invading Soldiers who had direct contact with the Applicant on this fateful day (14 th day of September 2017) should be in a position to produce the Applicant before the court".

Ejiofor who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday, said, "We just filed an application for prerogative order of habeas corpus commanding the Chief of Army Staff to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court".

By law, a high court has the jurisdiction to entertain the charges against the suspects.

In the same vein, the Federal high court also proscribed the group on the request of the Nigerian government, a verdict which is being challenged by the group.