Biafra: IPOB Accuses Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyers Of Collecting Money From Buhari
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of bribing Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers to sabotage him.
The IPOB leader’s lawyers had denounced the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) which had given his release from prison as a condition for peace to return in the Niger Delta region.
But in a statement on Friday, Emma Nmezu and Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, spokespersons of the secessionist group, said that the Niger Delta militants and IPOB were fighting for the same cause.
They alleged that Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer had been bribed to sabotage their leader, hence they announced the sacking of the entire team of lawyers representing Kanu.
“Following the press conference earlier today by our legal team, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Worldwide has been reliably and incontrovertibly informed that some of the utterances of their defence lawyers were made without consultation. These utterances border on negotiations and some were against the Niger Delta Avengers,” they said.
“As a result of this unsolicited and unguarded utterances, the defence team has been sacked and will be replaced. The IPOB leader wishes to state categorically that the only thing we are open to is negotiations that will lead to modalities and processes to restore Biafra and avert further hardships on the people of Nigeria who have been under bondage since his kidnapping and illegal detention.