The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of influencing the decision of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to deny the leader of the secessionist movement, Nnamdi Kanu, bail.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported on Tuesday that Justice Nyako turned down the bail request by the detained separatist leader.
Nyako, in turning down the bail application, described it as an abuse of the court process, stating that the court cannot continue to litigate on issues it had earlier ruled on.
Kanu’s trial was also adjourned till November.
Reacting, Punch quotes IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary who has the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, as saying: “Buhari’s recent statement in Kigali, Rwanda was a testament that he has lost focus because he said he won’t interfere in the judicial process on Nnamdi Kanu, but was talking with both sides of his mouth.
“IPOB understands the body language of Buhari and his Federal Government that they will influence Justice Binta Nyako to drop bail applications for Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom.
“But we are ready to wait for them. We want to use this medium to inform humanity, particularly Biafrans to stay calm and that victory must come to us.”