Igbo group seeks Kanu’s release
In a statement yesterday in Enugu, signed by the President of the group, Okechukwu Obioha, Njiko Igbo Forum further expressed concern over what it described as “flagrant disobedience of the rule of law by agencies of government, especially as it concerns Kanu.”
The group said: “While we salute the courage of Nnamdi Kanu’s stand,
which will encourage and strengthen the attitude of the citizenry as to the obedience of verdicts from the judiciary, we urge the judiciary to use this case to prove that they are very important, strong and independent arm of our democracy.”
The group berated the attitude of Igbo governors and some leaders over
Kanu’s continued incarceration, even when it is against his fundamental human rights, warning that disobedience to court orders by some institutions in the land could lead to breakdown of law and order.
Njiko Igbo Forum said the nation’s fledgling democracy would be preserved when government institutions act within the limits of the law, expressing regrets that so far, actions of certain institutions have betrayed the quest.
The forum reiterated its earlier position that the “unconditional’release of Kanu was one way to end the current agitation for Biafra among Igbo youths, stressing that the Federal Government should not ignore the issue.