Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has petitioned the British Government over his incarceration on alleged treasonable felony by the Department of State Security Services (DSS). A five-page petition titled Nnamdi Kanu: A victim of travesty of justice and a call for the British Government to be on the watch was signed by Kanu’s counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Ejiofor also attached copies of press conferences on March 18, 2016, certificates of registration of IPOB and Radio Biafra, in the United Kingdom and registration certificates of IPOB in other countries. The petition read: “We are counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the 1st defendant in the above captioned criminal charge, hereinafter refers to as “our client”, and on whose authority and firm instruction, we formally bring to the attention of the British Government the deliberate design by the Nigerian Government to subvert the course of justice in the above criminal trial.
“It is repeating the obvious to state that our client is a full British citizen, by virtue of which position he is entitled to all rights, privileges and protections, guaranteed under British Laws and conventions.
“We are, therefore, constrained in the circumstance, to formally notify the British Government vide this medium, of our well informed reservations, and apprehension, that our client is undergoing persecution in the charge above referred, and deliberate design by the persecutors to frustrate every effort of the defence team aimed at giving our client a fair trial…
“It is, therefore, our humble expectation that the demonstration of palpable commitment by the British Government will, to a larger extent neutralise concerns and fears raised by the remark under reference.
“We most humbly request the British authority to begin a race against time, for more noticeable impact in this matter” the petition stated.
Meanwhile, the General Coordinator of M21 World Christian Emergency Project, Prophet Godfrey Otubuochi Chidiebere Gbujie said no one can stop the realisation of the state of Biafra as God has already sanctioned its existence.
“God has already established a covenant with Ndigbo and so, no man can stop the state of Biafra because he has already sanctioned its existence,” Gbujie said.