A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by IPOB, seeking to compel the Chief of Army staff to produce the missing leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, ChannelsTV reports.
The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, also over-ruled the appeal for lack of merit and proof, that the chief of army staff was indeed the last person seen with mister Nnamdi Kanu.
Counsel to IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had prayed the court to order the Chief of Army staff to produce his client claiming that no member of Kanu’s family had seen or heard from him since September 14th, 2017.
Opposing the motion, however, General Buratai through his counsel, Akinlolu Kehinde, told the court that Kanu was not and had never been in the custody of the Nigerian army.
Ejiofor on October 17 during the trial told the court that he is looking for his client. He said he has filed a suit asking the court to compel the Nigerian Army to produce the leader of IPOB alleging that his disappearance is unconnected with the invasion of his home by the Nigerian Army on September 11, 2017.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday hailed a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for his courage to condemn certain misdeeds of the Muhammadu Buhari government.
The group described Obasanjo’s admonition as a devastating blow on purported Igbo leaders in the South East who recently endorsed Buhari for a second term.
Describing such leaders as undignified individuals, IPOB said Obasanjo’s letter shared the ideals and philosophies of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement made available to jorunalists in Awka, Anambra State, by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group described Obasanjo’s letter as carefully timed.
The group maintained that Obasanjo had seen the inherent danger of the cluelessness and visionless leadership of the Buhari administration.