The Supreme Court is allegedly preventing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, from receiving justice, according to IPOB.
Remember that on October 13, 2022, the Justices of the Abuja Appeal Court discharged and exonerated Kanu of all allegations made against him by the Federal Government in a unanimous decision.
The Nigerian government was forbidden by the same court from bringing charges against the IPOB leader in any Nigerian court.
In a similar vein, the Umuahia High Court ruled that the Federal Government of Nigeria must send Kanu back to Kenya, from whence he was kidnapped, tortured, and unusually extradited to Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has resisted freeing Kanu despite the judgment.
Emma Powerful, the spokesperson for IPOB, claimed that the Nigerian government has appealed the lower court’s decisions to the Supreme Court.
Powerful bemoaned the fact that the supreme court was impeding the IPOB leader’s access to justice.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The global family and movement of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of the prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu alerts the public and the international community on the deliberate obstruction of justice by the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the case of Mazi Nnamdi KANU who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement.
“Nonetheless, the lawless Federal Government of Nigeria refused to obey their own court orders. Instead, they erroneously went to the Supreme Court to obstruct justice by filing an appeal to their own lower court’s ruling.
“One would have expected the Supreme Court of Nigeria, being a constitutional Court to throw out such erroneous appeal by the lawless Federal Government of Nigeria for their disobedience to the Appeal Court Orders or expedite action on the case bordering on International crime and Human Rights abuse.
“However, they purposefully chose not to set a date to hear the appeal that was brought before them. The Supreme Court has not set a date for the hearing even though their federal government appealed the decision of their Appeal Court that dismissed and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi KANU more than 100 days ago.
“The Supreme Court Justices are believed by the IPOB and Biafrans to be working along with the Federal Government to stall and obstruct KANU justice. The DSS has been holding Mazi Nnamdi KANU in solitary confinement for more than 18 months even though he did not commit any crime that could have been prosecuted in Nigeria or elsewhere.
“The Nigeria Government, which is in violation of international law of extradition and disobedience of court orders, is enjoying immunity because Supreme Court Justices have decided to trade justice for obedience to the executive arm of the government.”