The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is instituting a suit against the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly parading some suspects with the Biafran insignia in Anambra state. IPOB, in a statement by Emma Powerful in Awka, Anambra state, its spokesperson, said it had instructed its lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, to go to court against the police.
“As a necessary precaution, we have instructed the chambers of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor our lawyers, to commence legal action against Anambra state police command for this pathetic attempt to impugn the integrity of IPOB. “It is unfortunate that the Nigerian police command in Awka, Anambra state will stage manage a crime scene simply because they have lost the argument on self-determination and are seeking for ways to label IPOB as a violent organisation to justify their murderous tendencies. “Both the police and army are in possession of the oath every IPOB family member must take before they are admitted into IPOB. They should refer to it and stop disgracing themselves before the world. “Despite the fact that IPOB congregate in their millions during rallies, has it ever been reported that any person or persons lost their personal belongings?
“The answer is no, because IPOB family members cannot even steal a common purse or wallet, talkless of engaging in armed robbery.” reports came in that Garba Umar, the commissioner of police in Anambra state, had paraded some suspects claiming that two of them, Peter Onyebuchi and Ugwuokpe Nnaemeka, were arrested with arms and ammunition as well as IPOB headgear, flag and muffler. It was earlier reported how Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said any attempt to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will lead to a national crisis. Babatope, a former transport minister and member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), however said he was not in support of Kanu’s agitation for Nigeria’s break-up.