The Igbo skilled group, Coalition of South East Professionals Community in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has requested the Federal Authorities to demand the extradition of the IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu from the UK.
The professionals in an open letter to the Federal Authorities urged it to instantly proceed with calls to make sure that Kanu faces the legislation over his involvement in alleged treasonable felony.
Within the open letter dated January eighth, 2021 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the group defined that its motion was based mostly on Kanu’s actions in relation to IPOB within the nation.
The Nationwide President of the group, Prof. Madumere Chika alleged that the IPOB chief was hiding below the cordial relationship between Nigeria each international locations to hold out actions.
Describing Kanu as a fugitive who escaped Nigeria after being granted bail following allegations of treasonable felony, the coalition instructed that Israel and the UK can repatriate him given that he’s within the nation’s needed listing.
The group mentioned Kanu, having evaded justice within the nation, boasted in a viral web dwell broadcast that he won’t ever undergo the trial that was suspended due to his disappearance from the nation.
The Coalition appealed to all international nations to direct their embassies to cooperate and help Nigeria in monitoring down Kanu and hand him over to Nigerian authorities to face the legislation of the land.
“We’re constrained to jot down this open letter to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria by way of the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to instantly write the Authorities of the UK, requesting the extradition of our fugitive son and founding father of Indigenous Folks of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to Nigeria to proceed his trial over alleged treasonable felony,” the group mentioned.
The group alleged that the IPOB chief was profiting from his sojourn overseas to trigger riot by inciting members of the proscribed IPOB to violence.
It recalled that, within the eyes of the legislation, IPOB stays a terrorist organisation, because it had been so declared by a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja.
“We name on each the UK and Israel to not be seen to be facilitating the inglorious actions of a fugitive in Nigeria.