IPOB Demands Judge’s Recusal in Nnamdi Kanu Case, Alleges Compromise

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has intensified its call for Justice Binta Nyako to recuse herself from handling the case of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement issued on Saturday by spokesperson Emma Powerful, IPOB accused Nyako of being compromised by the Federal Government, casting doubt on her ability to deliver impartial justice.

According to Powerful, Nyako’s alleged compromise undermines the fairness of the judicial process, asserting that she is under pressure from the government to secure Kanu’s conviction to protect her family members facing legal challenges.

The statement emphasized IPOB’s rejection of any attempts to sacrifice Kanu to shield corrupt individuals, affirming his innocence and commitment to the Biafran self-determination movement.

Furthermore, IPOB called upon human rights advocates and international organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, to intervene and ensure fairness in Nigeria’s judicial system. The group underscored the importance of upholding the rule of law and protecting the rights of individuals facing legal proceedings.

The demand for Nyako’s recusal comes in the wake of tensions surrounding Kanu’s trial, with his lawyer previously expressing concerns over the disrespect of his client’s right to a fair trial. Nyako had threatened to adjourn the trial indefinitely in response to these concerns, further escalating the situation.


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