THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of abandoning its case against its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hiding under a series of adjournments.
IPoB while mocking the Federal Government for allegedly abandoning the appeal it instituted against the Court of Appeal judgment discharging and acquitting Mazi Kanu, told them to meet the pro-Biafra group in court instead of tactically abandoning its case hiding under adjournments.
IPOB spoke as the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, said that begging the federal government to release him would be an insult to the memory of the late Pa Mbazulike Amechi, whose dying request to FG, to have him (Kanu) freed was ignored.
A statement by IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful alleged that the Federal Government is afraid of pursuing its appeal against its leader and has abandoned the case.
IPoB’s statement read: “The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is disappointed that the Federal Government of Nigeria is hiding under endless adjournments to abandon its appeal pending in the Supreme Court against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are equally disappointed with the role of the Supreme Court in the illegal detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody in Abuja. It is obvious that the Federal Government has abandoned their appeal against our supreme leader, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Supreme Court because they have no case against an honest man who is devoted to the emancipation of the oppressed and down-trodden in our society.
“The detention of Mazi Kanu is the biggest court case in the history of Nigeria. It is the duty of the government to insist on diligent prosecution of the case rather than running away from their Court.
“It is laughable that the person being prosecuted by the Federal Government is the one asking them to come to court. Is this not bizarre? What is it that the Federal Government is afraid of in pursuing a case they brought at the Supreme Court against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu?