Call Biafra A Terrorist Organisation Again And Get Sued; Kanu's Lawyer To Nigeria Presidency, Army And Others

The legal counsel representing Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has urged Nigerians and all domestic media outlets to refrain from labeling IPOB as a terrorist organization. A legal notice dated June 7, 2024, penned by Aloy Ejimakor, Esq. on behalf of Kanu's legal team, emphasizes this directive.

They caution that any entity persisting in branding IPOB as a terrorist group will face legal action, as there's no evidence of terrorist activities by IPOB, especially after a High Court ruling affirming IPOB's non-terrorist status.

The legal notice asserts that referring to IPOB as a terrorist organization contradicts the court's judgment and demands immediate cessation. Furthermore, it highlights the absence of proof linking IPOB to terrorism, despite numerous arrests and allegations.

Additionally, the legal team cites an enrolled judgment by Justice A. O. Onovo of the Enugu State High Court, which declared the proscription of IPOB as illegal, unconstitutional, and null. The judgment emphasizes the illegality of actions taken against IPOB members, including Kanu, based on their ethnic identity and political beliefs. It mandates apologies and compensation for damages inflicted on Kanu, underscoring the protection of fundamental rights.

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