Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Uwazuruike blasts Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has lashed out at
Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People Of
Biafra (IPOB) for alleging that he was one
of the masked witnesses that will testify
against the pro-Biafra leader.The Punch reports that the leader of the
Movement for the Actualisation for a
Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB)
said he would not need to wear a mask
he wanted to testify against Kanu.He described Kanu and IPOB members
as fraudsters who are out to milk
gullible people.Uazuruike’s reaction is coming
following allegations contained in a
statement released by Emma Powerful
on Behalf of IPOB that the MASSOB
leader and some other persons were the
masked men to testify against Kanu
when he appears before Justice Binta
Nyako in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Kanu asked a Federal High
Court sitting in Abuja to squash all
charges leveled against him by the
Federal Government.
Speaking in court on Tuesday, January
10, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer said
all the six-count charges against Kanu
were baseless.
Ejiofor who brought applications before
the court also said his client’s relatives
and visitors were either being harassed
or arrested by security agents in Kuje
prison.
Kanu’s counsel alleged threat and
intimidation to his personal life and
that of his family by members of the
Department of State Securities.
At the commencement of the trial
against Kanu and three others, Ejiofor
told the court that on several occasions
members of IPOB and relatives of the
defendants have been harassed and
arrested by security officials during
their visit to Kanu in Kuje prison.
He also said he suspects that those
arrested have been killed by the
security operatives.