The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have issued a warning to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the rendition of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from Kenya.
The spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said the Nigerian government should save itself from the imminent disgrace about to befall them.
Powerful explained that Kanu committed no offense known to the Nigerian law and the world at large.
Powerful accused the Federal Government of manufacturing charges unknown to the law, amending Kanu’s charges six times.
In his statement he said;
“The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to state unequivocally that the introduction of empty charges is a simple delay tactic by the Nigerian government to drag on the issue of releasing our liberator and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally from the DSS custody.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria in their desperation to manufacture offenses that may provide suitable grounds to proffer charges where no offense known to law existed, severally carried out 6 successive amendments to the frivolous charges filed against Mazi Nnamdi KANU.
“If we may ask, what happened to the Charge of treasonable felony earlier proffered against Mazi Nnamdi KANU? This they have now amended it to the present new 15 count charges which still hold no water. If Nigeria’s government and its AGF know what they are doing they should save themselves from the disgrace that is about to befall them because Nnamdi KANU committed no offense known to the laws of Nigeria and the world for that matter.
“It is to be pointed out that as far as the manner in which Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was brought into the country is concerned, Extraordinary rendition is a grievous infraction on International Conventions, treaties, and protocol to which Nigeria is a signatory.
“As such, there is no court in Nigeria that has the competence to ever conduct hearing on any of the frivolous charge filed against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu without first undoing the illegality that brought him to Nigeria in the first place by taking him back to the country where he was brought from.
“Even the Attorney General of the Federation Malami SAN in an erudite Extract he endorsed with his Foreword, from a United Nation Study on Extradition concerning Nigeria) totally agreed that extraordinary rendition is in itself, a crime against humanity, the extract is quoted verbatim as follows,
“Rendition is a general term for all procedures including extradition, for returning wanted persons or aliens generally from one jurisdiction to another.
“Unlawful or irregular forms of returning persons wanted for trials or punishment include abduction, kidnapping, and the notorious Extraordinary rendition.
“Extraordinary rendition is a government-sponsored arrest, kidnap, and abductions of persons wanted, accused or convicted of a criminal offense either against the state who sponsored the arrest, kidnap or abduction or to a willing third party.
“Extraordinary rendition denies a person of the right to challenge his transfer to the requesting or receiving state. It involves the violation of the principles of international law especially where the person transferred is subjected to torture or sham criminal charges or trial.