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Thursday 24 February 2022

Free Nnamdi Kanu, free Biafra


By Princewill Akubumma|Biafra Writers

February 24, 2022

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a prisoner of conscience and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been in detention for the past eight months under the most severe inhumane conditions.

The Nigerian government through its watch dog, the Department of State Security Services, DSS, has been flouting court orders with impunity and has subjected him [Kanu] to mental and physical torture by denying him access to his personal doctors, access to change his clothes and access to practice his religion, and most recently, have denied him access to see his lawyers.

Despite recurrent court orders to the Nigerian government agencies to allow him access to the above mentioned subjects, yet they have continued the gross violation of his fundamental rights with impunity.

A High Court in Umuahia, Abia state, recently passed a judgement in Kanu's favour; following the invasion and wanton destruction of his family house by the Nigerian army, in September 14, 2017. The court in its ruling awarded him a compensation to the tune of one (1) billion naira for the damages caused; yet, the Nigerian government has fragrantly refused to comply to that judgement. but continued with their human rights abuses on him. 

On the other hand, the prosecution itself appears to have ran out of ideas, and lacks evidence to formally litigate Kanu on the frivolous 15-count amended charge leveled against him by the Nigerian government as the court keeps adjourning the case unprofessionally.

Kanu, a freedom fighter has loyal and fanatic supporters in the cause of the restoration of Biafra. He controls the largest freedom movement ever recorded in the history of mankind with over sixty (60) million followers both at home and in the diaspora - supporters who are ready to lay down their lives for the fruition of the sovereign state of Biafra. 

The Nigerian government and its British ally must understand that everything they have struggled to keep both their political and economic interests in Nigeria, might go down the drain; should anything untoward happened to the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,  because of the volatility of the situation at present in Nigeria. The tsunami that could be unleashed would spill over to the West African sub-region if not properly checked now there's still time for that. 

To say the least, the DSS must desist, henceforth, from violating Kanu's fundamental rights, because it is a legal principle that any accused person is presumed innocent until a court of competent jurisdiction proves otherwise.

Kanu must be released unconditionally, and a compensation paid to him for violating his human rights since his illegal rendition from Kenya to Nigeria; which in itself remains an international crime.

PUBLISHED BY: Offor Princewill A.

Biafra Times

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