Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has described himself as a victim of travesty of justice and gross human rights violation following his continued detention by the Federal Government.
Kanu, who expressed his readiness to stand trial, said all he was asking for was a fair trial and not persecution.
In a statement by one of his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the Biafra agitator who has filed a suit before the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), against the violation of his rights, said he was wrongly arrested and put in detention.
In the suit to enforce his fundamental enforcement rights, he is specifically seeking for requisite redress under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’s Rights and other International Conventions to which Nigeria is a signatory.
It was the submissions of his counsel that the unlawful detention of his client from October 14, 2015 till January 20, 2016, without any lawful orders of court, and in flagrant disobedience of orders of courts of competent jurisdiction, all ordering his unconstitutional release and discharge, amounted to a gross violation of his fundamental human rights.
Ejiofor, who chronicled all the alleged abuses of Kanu’s fundamental human rights stated that he was discharged by a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja in the First Information Report filed against him which contained bogus and frivolous allegations.