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IPOB pooh-poohs FG’s amended charges against Nnamdi Kanu as ‘Malami’s conduit for massive fraud’

By AFUGO UYANNA

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the federal government’s amended charges against its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, are a ruse designed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami “to write off and collect over 500m from the national treasury being the sum he usually claims he spends on security any time our leader is coming to Court.”

In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB argued that “the purported new charges and re-arraignment of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”, which took place on Monday, November 14, 2022, before the Hon Justice Binta Nyako “is a fraud designed to fleece the  federal government of a staggering N500m from the federation account, because it has been established that no court in Nigeria can try our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU on any more charges.”

“This is a fact founded in extant law as clearly prohibited by Court of Appeal in Mazi Nnamdi  Kanu vs. the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN),” IPOB declared in the statement. “Today (yesterday) was a joke both legally and otherwise. The only thing that could have motivated the sham arraignment on non-existent charges is the opportunity to deplete the already depleted funds in their national coffers.”

IPOB urged concerned Nigerians to “ask Malami what he achieved today with the stunt over fake new charges and more importantly, to explain to the world how he disbursed half a billion naira he collected on the account of providing security around Binta Nyako’s court?”

Stating that the money allegedly collected must be accounted for, IPOB warned that agents of Nigerian government must stop using the name of Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu to further embezzle the nation’s already depleted funds.

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