The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is to be arrested for participating in last Tuesday’s sit-at-home protest.
The South-East Peoples Assembly, SEPA, has called on the Federal High Court, Abuja, to revoke the bail condition granted to Kanu, for organising a sit-at-home protest, with more than 10 people, on Tuesday, 30th May, 2017, after he successfully obtained a court bail.
Recall, that Kanu, Leader of IPOB, has been facing trial for treason and terrorism, being a major sponsor for the secession of South-East from Nigeria, on the platform of IPOB.
He was arrested on October 15, 2015 in Lagos, and eventually granted bail in May this year, with some conditions. The Federal High Court, Abuja, admitted him to bail on health grounds.
The Judge however, ordered that while on bail, Kanu must not hold any rallies, grant any interviews, or be in a crowd of more than 10 people.
In a letter to the Chief Judge of the High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, the President of SEPA, Prince Chukwuemeka Okoriein, asked the court, as a matter of urgency, to revoke Kanu’s bail.
He said that Kanu has continued to conduct himself in a manner that was totally at variance with terms and conditions of his bail.
He listed the infractions to include: holding rallies, granting of interviews, or being in a crowd of more than 10 people.
“Obviously, the recklessness with which he made media statements, and even organised the ‘Sit at Home and Stay Indoor’ protest to mark the so called BIAFRA HEROS DAY, on Tuesday, 30th May, 2017, is a threat to the unity, security, and peace of Nigeria as a sovereign nation.
“We have no iota of doubt that he is trying to push our dear country, Nigeria, into an unnecessary precarious situation for his personal agenda, and those of his paymasters.
“Sir, our decision to write this demand letter to your good office at this time, is to forestall another civil unrest in Nigeria, particularly around the Igbo speaking region.
“As you well know, the struggle by Kanu to be relevant under the guise of actualisation of Biafra, does not enjoy the support of right thinking Igbo people, both at home and in diaspora.
“That he suddenly addresses himself as the Supreme Leader of Biafra, points to how arrogant and disrespectful he is to the legitimately constituted authority in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.