Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of expressly making him a political prisoner with a series of statements made in public.
Speaking at a media parley through, Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said the President’s utterance during maiden media chat was the reason the trial justice .John Tsoho refused to grant his client and two other defendants bail.
Ejiofor said: “The moment the President pronounced to the world that Kanu cannot be granted bail by any court, he made my client a political prisoner, and the media chat inadvertently prejudiced the judge’s mind.”
Meanwhile, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to begin hearing of the N8.5 billion suit IPOB, filed against the Federal Government for damages and compensation for its deceased and injured members it claimed were “wickedly and brutally killed by combined forces of the Nigerian Army, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian Police.”
IPOB’s lawyer, Okere Kingdom had availed that 153 of its members were killed during a peaceful protest in Onitsha, Aba and South-East and South-South parts of the country, adding that another 50 members have been injured similar circumstances.