IPOB To FG: 'Release All Our Detained Members'
Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has appealed to the Federal Government to release without further delay all its members detained in various prisons.
They also want those standing trial in courts as a result of their agitation for the creation of the state of Biafra from Nigeria set free.
According to a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, proscribed IPOB said since the Federal Government was not serious about prosecuting their case but preferred adjournments and deferment of cases, government had better allow them to regain their freedom.
Citing the many applications by the prosecution, the statement pointed out that it seemed the government was trying to frustrate the adjudication of the cases, hence the appeal to release all detained as a result of the agitation.
“Owing to moves by the Nigerian government to frustrate, through frivolous applications and adjournments, all pending cases involving IPOB in various courts within and outside Nigeria, we the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, think that the time has come for this Buhari regime to release all those held illegally in detention centres and prisons across the country.
“It is unheard of in the history of the world that a government is seen to be running from their own courts and afraid of legal processes they themselves instituted against a group they labelled a terrorist organisation."
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