The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rued what it called the poor handling of the case involving the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The secessionist was billed to stand for his trial on Monday but the Federal Government was unable to produce him in court prompting the Judge to adjourn the matter till October 21, 2021.
However, Ohanaeze is not comfortable with the Federal Government’s reason, and warns such could worsen the already tensed-situation.
It made its stand known in a statement signed by Mazi Okwu Nnabuuke, the President-General, and Comrade Obinna Achuonye, the Secretary-General.
OYC noted that, “we find it hard to understand how the same Government that had all the logistics to repatriate Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya back to Nigeria in a commando-like fashion should say they were unable to bring him to court owing to logistics reasons.
“What logistics are they talking about? They own all the security apparatus; they own all manner of vehicles; they could even shut down the FCT to make the trial go on.
“It shows unwillingness on the part of the government to prosecute the IPOB leader and the court should not keep him forever. It owes a duty to free the detainee if the prosecutor is not ready to go on with the case.”