The Indigenous People of Biafra (PDP) has renewed calls for the immediate and unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to enable him attend to his failing health.
It warned that there will be upheaval if he dies in the custody of Department of State Security Service (DSS) after Kanu was granted bail by the federal High court in Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyaku months ago.
Speaking though the Media/Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful in a statement, titled: “Release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Nigeria’s presidency, to avoid Doomsday”, the group, flayed the continuous detention of Kanu, brushing aside failing health.
The group said in the statement that “It’s sad that the Supreme Court of Nigeria will maintain silence while court orders are abused and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s human right grossly violated”.
Recall that the governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo had in a letter through the Attorney-General of the federation, Abubakar Malami, to President Muhammadu requested for the release of the IPOB leader and promised to stand as his surety.
This was after Kanu who charged with treasonable felony, terrorism and other related offences after he fled Nigeria, and rearrested and deported to face his trial in 2021.
But the Presidency, having acknowledged the Siludo’s request, said it appealed the judgement of the lower court, amid protest by Nigerians about the federal government stance on court orders.