Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), identified three
influential Nigerians who had to be freed from prison following a Supreme Court
decision on Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State, south-eastern
gathered were that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of the
former governor of Abia State. Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison over
N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.
Mohammed Idris convicted Kalu on 39 charges of N7.2 billion of bribery and
money laundering favoured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC), however on Friday, the Supreme Court released a new order to prohibit
Amina Augie who led a seven-man panel of Justices held that the trial Justice
Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction.
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court will reassign the case for a fresh
to the decision of the apex court, Kanu thanked God for the ruling of the court
in favour of the Abia North Senator and cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari
against the detention of Christians and Southerners.
his group, the IPOB for Kalu’s freedom, Kanu urged Buhari’s administration to
release other victims of the alleged lopsided prosecution until all stolen
money by the alleged cabal at the Presidency is accounted for, starting from
the nearly 14 billion Aso Rock Clinic looted from 2015 to date.
who is on exile, called for the release of Joshua Dariye, Jolly Nyame James,
Bala Ngilari and others currently in different correctional centres in the
country, adding that there should be an end to selective prosecution.
words: “God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama takes all the glory but I must also
say that the moderately reasonable Alimajiri judge that quashed the original
conviction should be commended for saving Abba Kyari & the rest of the core
north from damaging scrutiny and global shame by #IPOB. Those that ignore our
warnings do so at their peril.
have set Orji Uzor Kalu free today and while all reasonable Igbo people are
happy, I am also looking forward to hearing the same about Olisah Metuh soon.
are other victims of this lopsided prosecution, they are incarcerated and MUST
be released until all stolen money by this cabal is accounted for, starting
from the nearly 14-Billion Aso Rock Clinic they looted from 2015 to date.
am calling for an end to selective prosecution and the immediate release of the
following people: Joshua Dariye Jolly Nyame James Bala Ngilari
Nigeria is adamant about punishing those looters, nobody will be in prison. You
cannot be incarcerating Christians from the Middle Belt and the South in the
name of combating graft, when Fulani Arch Looters are jostling over who will be
the next Chief of Staff and, in turn, the de-facto Leader. This inequality is
what we are fighting, not the battle fighting imperialism, “says IPOB.