(Jeff Amechi Agbodo – ONITSHA)
Detained separatist leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has dragged the Federal Government and Department of State Services (DSS) to an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court, seeking justice over his detention.
The DSS had arrested Kanu last year at Lagos Airport, where he arrived from UK and has since been in detention and under trial over treasonable felony.
IPOB said that they instituted the case (which comes up October 5, 2016) in response to the Nigerian judiciary not delivering their prefered judgment in the matter.
A statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary Mr. Emma Powerful alleged that the Federal Government has started making moves to influence the ECOWAS court.
“We are worried why the democratically elected government of President Buhari cannot obey court order in Nigeria and why his advisers cannot afford to let him know that the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members without trial will bring down the image of his government.”