Obscure Civil Rights Activist Drags Nnamdi Kanu To ICC Over DSS ‘Shallow...

Obscure Civil Rights Activist Drags Nnamdi Kanu To ICC Over DSS ‘Shallow Graves’ Claim

By Wires | The Trent on April 24, 2016
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Biafra South East IPOB Nnamdi Kanu
Pro-Biafra group, IPOB, leader Nnamdi Kanu speaks to his counsel at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, January 20. Kanu's lawyer says he has advised his client not to come to court on Wednesday over fears his life is in danger. | Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been dragged to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the mass graves allegedly discovered by security operatives in Abia state.

In a criminal complaint filed by a civil rights activist, Albert Ella, Kanu and the IPOB were accused of committing heinous crimes against Nigerians.

The Department of State Services had in a statement accused members of IPOB of killing and burying over fifty people in a shallow grave in Isuikwuato local government area of Abia state. The statement had been discredited by Abia State government and leading human rights organisation, Intersociety.

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The DSS also claimed that five out of the bodies exhumed from the grave were identified as Hausa-Fulani’s killed by IPOB members.

To this, Ella through his lawyer, Edward Omaga of the Graylaw Solicitors said records show that the fifty unidentified persons, whose dead bodies the DSS claimed to have exhumed, were murdered by IPOB with the use of chemicals and other dangerous instruments against the Rome statute.

Ella’s complaint which was dated April 13, and filed on April 19 at the ICC has also been acknowledged by Leigh Swigart, a senior trial attorney in the office of the prosecutor of the international court.

Ella in his claims said the unidentified victims were also suspected to be Hausa-Fulani people who are entitled to right to life as guaranteed under Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and other international human rights instruments. He said the victims deserve justice from the ICC urgently.

Also Omaga said Ella’s complaint seeks to expose the divisive and gruesome activities of IPOB in recent times.

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It also urged the ICC to open investigation and prosecute Kanu and other members of the IPOB who claimed to be freedom fighters following the unwillingness of Nigerian courts to try them. This claim is curious because Nnamdi Kanu his under-going trial for his activism and is currently being detained without bail. Also, mass graves of IPOB activists murdered by Nigerian soldiers have been uncovered in Abia State and this complaint is silent on those ones.

Also, Wolfgang Bendler, a German based legal practitioner on the list of counsels at the ICC has been appointed to work full time on this case as international head of the legal team to be assisted by Mr. Omaga.

“We commiserate with families of those who lost their lives in the hands of IPOB and assure all well-meaning Nigerians that justice devoid of political undertone is tenable.

“The end will soon come for all the purveyors of evil and iniquity in this country. We are not asking those who had associated with IPOB in the hope of using intellect and due process to pursue self-determination to forget their quest.

“However, it is now apparent that IPOB is no longer the vehicle for the actualization of the “Republic of Biafra” as vigorously sought by forefathers of the Igbo people.

“We look forward to obtaining justice for the sake of humanity at The Hague where it is settled that the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished,” Omaga said.

via Naij

11 COMMENTS

  1. I love this development,the Nigerian Govt/DSS with their cohorts,Albert Ella and Omaga,continues to disgrace themselves and EXPOSE them selves to the WHOLE WORLD.They continued to waste nigerian citizens money in Chasing the WIND.If they don’t fellow this to its LOGICAL end SHAME on them.It is unfortunate that it is Nigeria citizens that continued to be put more and more into ABJECT POVERTY.Instead of them to use this FUNDS that they are WASTING now on LIES AND DECEITS,to better the LIVES of the citizens,they chose to cook up none senses about Nnamdi Kaniu and the IPOB.Let us ASK DSS and his COHORTS WHAT ABOUT ALL THESE LIVES MURDERED AND MASSACRED BY THE FULANI HERDSMEN/THEIR BOKO HARAM partners,which one has they brought those culprits to justices,The AGATU massacre is it not GLARING/LOOKING ON THEIR FACES every day,Which one has the PROSECUTED.MAD,MAD people.LIARS AND CHEATS.Which one has they taken to ICC.Mr OMAGA and Mr Albert ELLA,why didn’t you all take DSS/NIGERIA police/Army and Navy to ICC when they massacred those IPOBs/Biafran agitators and DUMPED their bodies at the BURROW PIT at ABA area.All the killings/Massacre of the UNARMED biafran agitator at the DAY LIGHT,why did you all not take them to ICC.Evil men masqurading themselves as Activists.Well you have to do the BID OF YOUR PAY MASTER/nigerian GOVT.You all have to be ashame of yourselves,men that call EVIL GOOD and GOD EVIL.Indeed you all are vindicating Nnamdi Kanu when he called you MONKEYS and BABOONS.You all are the PROBLEM that NIGERIA HAS and that has put NIGERIA into this SORRY/ROT/MESSES up STATE/CONDITION.Destroying the DESTINIES of nigerian citizens with this kind of acts and mindset/wicked hearts like Satan and his Demons that work for him.Let THOROUGH INVESTIGATION BE DONE ABOUT THIS SHALLOW GRAVE BODIES and ALSO ALL THE KILLINGS especially the AGATU MASSACRE.WHO IS FOOLING WHO HERE.This ACTIVIST GROUP and their leaders/Mr ELLA and Omaga should be DRAG to ICC if this ACCUSATION against Kanu and Ipob is not investigated thoroughly and brought to its Logical conclusion.These are the CABALS that RUINS NATION and pretend as if they are good,WOLVES UNDER SHEEP CLOTHINGS. Well,do they care,after all its BIAFRAN OIL MONEY that Nigerian Govt is using to fight the same people/Biafrans that the money BELONGS TO.The Irony part of it is that these people with nigerian GOVT have no conscience.Biafra for long time existed before Nigeria was CREATED BY the THIEF LUGARD/BRITAIN.THE RECORD is there,furthermore the AMALGAMATION has EXPIRED over two years ago.nigeria Govt should be PRINCIPLED enough and negotiate things out,it is not by FORCE,an OWNER IS ALWAYS THE OWNER.It is only in nigeria that force is used unnecessarily in settling issues that every evident is there,continues shinning THIEVERY EYES in everything.THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE FOR THE WICKED,let us get back to our SENSES and LET JUSTICE PREVAIL.LET THE TRUTH SET US FREE AND BE OUR GUIDE/GUARD with GOD ALMIGHTY and our lord JESUS CHRIST and the quickening of the HOLY SPIRIT.We will never go WRONG.

  2. Nigeria is simply a zoo and the inhabitants starting with their president are monkeys and baboons, once more, prophet nnamdi kanu is vindicated….those bodies are bodies of IPOB members killed by the same DSS and army…how comes, no hausa-fulani family has said their family members are missing in their Abia…….mad mad people….how about other people killed by this same hausa-fulani people and DSS and the army……they have come up with ploy because ICC is here to deal with them………….All hail Biafra

  3. I’m thankful to God almighty that nigerian government has resolved to follow up biafra through ICC though a bribery country maybe hoping to sort the officials to brand biafrans criminals, however my happiness is that those courts are competent and will bring nigeria to book. As biafrans has videos of most of the killings comitted. By the DSS and SSS,Navy etc they should also be ready to cook up concret lies against biafra and IPOB. God will judge every evil doer.

  4. No matter the effort that, this Evil companions of nigeria Unite to Execute against the Ipobs , Heaven is ready to disappoint them as it was from the Beginning, Biafra is juz like a pregnant woman which Herod chase wit all He has but at d End Heaven receive Glory

  5. No matter the effort that, this Evil companions of nigeria Unite to Execute against the Ipobs , Heaven is ready to disappoint them as it was from the Beginning, Biafra is juz like a pregnant woman which Herod chase wit all He has but at d End Heaven received Glory

  6. There is God. all the atrocities you buhari dss have committed against Nnandi kanu and IPOB must brought to book. God is watching…

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