Youths from the hometown of the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, underneath the aegis of Ibeku Youth Council (IYC), have referred to as out the federal authorities of Nigeria over the predicament of the detained IPOB chief within the DSS custody.
The group described as heinous and inhuman the alleged denial of Kanu entry to members of his household, positing that authorities’s method since his incarceration was an enormous infringement on the rights of the IPOB chief.
DAILY POST reported that Emmanuel Kanu, the brother of detained chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had claimed they have been denied entry to him.
Emmanuel mentioned their efforts to see him via a lawyer have been futile.
Recall that Kanu was rearrested and repatriated from Kenya to Nigeria to proceed his treasonable felony prices most well-liked in opposition to him by the Nigerian authorities
He was dragged earlier than Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal Excessive Courtroom final month for the continuation of his trial, and was remanded within the custody of the Division of State Companies, DSS.
Kanu had a number of years in the past jumped bail and escaped from the nation after the Nigerian army invaded his Afaraukwu Ibeku nation residence in 2017.
Reacting, the Ibeku Youth Council (IYC), in a launch signed by its President, Chinedu Emeruwa and the Publicity Secretary, Samuel Aguiyi and made out there to DAILY POST in umuahia, on Saturday, decried the alleged ill-treatment meted to the IPOB chief and reiterated its earlier warning that Kanu should not die within the DSS custody, as he had dedicated no offence to deserve the present predicament.
The sociocultural group questioned why Buhari authorities had remained reluctant to accord Nnamdi Kanu his rights and privileges as vested upon him by the regulation of the land, vowing to carry the Nigerian authority accountable ought to something hurt the detained pro-biafra chief.
The IYC disclosed that it’ll interface with crucial Igbo leaders, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and different sociocutural teams within the southeast area to make sure Kanu will get a good trial via shut monitoring within the purported treasonable felony prices most well-liked in opposition to him by the federal authorities.
The umbrella youth physique additional expressed displeasure on the silence of Igbo leaders within the face of the present challenges being confronted by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, reminding them that their continued insensitivity in direction of the plight of the IPOB chief within the DSS custody might spark disaster going by the current outburst by the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), in opposition to Igbo politicians it linked to the rearrest and repatriation.
The Ibeku Youth Council insisted that Kanu’s agitation for self dedication was not the issue of Nigeria, attributing the current socio-economic and safety disaster ravaging the nation to lack of honest management as being demonstrated by Muhammadu Buhari.
The IYC reiterated its name to the federal authorities and her businesses to permit members of the family and physician have entry to the remanded IPOB chief, warning that it’ll spell doom to the nation ought to Nnamdi Kanu be allowed to die within the custody on the account of ill-health
In accordance with the youth council, “we is not going to settle for it, ought to he die in DSS custody on the account of his deteriorating well being. We keep that Nnamdi Kanu ought to be allowed to see members of the family and medical doctors, as a result of, this specific motion of the federal authorities run in opposition to the legal guidelines of the land so far as elementary rights of residents are involved.
“It’s unacceptable and act of wickedness the denial of entry to members of the family of the detained IPOB chief. We’re in a civilized and democratic society, folks ought to be allowed to train their rights in a peaceable posture as being carried out by Kanu and his group.
“The IYC is keenly monitoring occasions because it unfolds. We solely name on the federal authorities to toe the trail of regulation within the prosecution of the treason allegations leveled in opposition to our brother who we all know is simply exercising his rights conferred on him by the structure of the land”.
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