Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer to chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied that the agitator instructed his members to assault President Muhammadu Buhari, South-East governors and different Igbo leaders in foreign countries.
Ejimakor, in line with The Nation, said that what Kanu stated was that authorities officers and Igbo leaders needs to be able to reply robust questions from Nigerians overseas.
“What Kanu had stated, and it’s verifiable, is that Nigerian elected officers, particularly these from the Southeast, (together with governors), who derelict and nonetheless derelict their duties to the folks and like to junket and gallivant overseas needs to be ‘ready to reply robust questions from the Nigerian/Southeast Diaspora”, he stated.
“In plain phrases, the so-called menace isn’t of violence or battery however of gutsy demonstrations or protests, of robust questions or heckling, of getting actually near the goal.
“Subsequently, Kanu by no means threatened or sanctioned any menace of precise bodily violence, assault or battery, or something that’s unlawful or legal. And he had additionally said that you simply don’t need to be afraid in case you have executed nothing fallacious.
“I feel Nigerians, notably Igbos must see the Ekweremadu incident in Germany from the prism of German regulation, which, as we now know, is unarguably permissive of it.
“They embody notably the next: (a) Quick and unconditional de-proscription of IPOB and delisting it as a terrorist organisation. (b) A fact and reconciliation fee on the Python Dance deadly navy operations of September 2017. (c) A public apology for the extrajudicial killings of IPOB members and desecration of the palace of an Igbo conventional ruler at Afaraukwu, Abia State. (d) A real dialogue with IPOB on its calls for for a referendum on the restoration of Biafra. (e) Discontinuance of the continuing prosecution of IPOB members and forbearance of any future arrests and prosecutions. Is that this asking for an excessive amount of?.”