IPOB has petitioned the Supreme Court to release IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally in order to halt executive rascality.
Since kidnappers were able to operate freely in the Southeast while Kanu was missing, IPOB argued that his unconditional release would bring peace back to the region.
IPOB spokeswoman Emma Powerful pleaded with the Supreme Court to make history by releasing Kanu without conditions.
According to a statement released by the group’s leader, “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the Great Prophet and indefatigable liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU once again reiterate that the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS solitary confinement will restore peace in the Southeast and by extension to the Nigeria nation.”
“The unrest and criminality in Biafra Land today are directly attributable to the absence of our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, who was kidnapped in Kenya by the Nigerian government. In an effort to gain support for their demand for Kanu’s release, criminals with financial backing have been kidnapping people for ransom and stealing vehicles from the public. If he is set free, that will immediately cease.
To save Nigeria and the people of the Eastern Region, the Supreme Court Justices must uphold international and local laws and release Mazi Nnamdi KANU. International law considers kidnapping and extraordinary rendition to be among the gravest of crimes.
We are waiting to hear whether the Supreme Court of Nigeria, sitting in its capacity as the country’s Constitutional Court, would uphold the illegality of extraordinary rendition on a global scale or uphold the rule of law. Moreover, we are interested in seeing if the Justices of the Nigerian Supreme Court will rule against the UN Charter on the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination, which Mazi Nnamdi KANU is advocating for in his fight for Biafra’s independence. If the world’s leaders allow Biafra to become an independent state, they will have an interest in the Biafra Nation, hence they must protect its leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU.
The Supreme Court Justices can cement their reputations as upstanding citizens by deciding to free Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, who has broken no national or international laws. The judicial branch of Nigeria’s government has been acting shadily so far, and the Supreme Court of Nigeria should put an end to it.
Instead, they should take inspiration from the Court of Appeal panel that ruled in favor of acquitting our leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, without conditions or further trial.
The Executive branch of Nigeria has violated constitutional order, damaging the country’s standing in Africa and the world. The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Supreme Court can help repair the country’s reputation if it refuses to bow to executive threats and intimidation and instead upholds the rule of law. The whole Nigerian legal system has been put on trial by the Mazi Nnamdi KANU case, including the country’s highest court.