Re-arrest: How Nnamdi Kanu was betrayed, IPOB reveals
By Praise Necherem and Phil Okose, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday revealed that it has uncovered more people involved in the betrayal of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, through what it termed in-depth investigations and intelligence gathering.
According to a Press release by its Spokesman, Emma Powerful, “these saboteurs colluded with the Federal Government to perpetrate the heinous crime.”
Claimed the Spokesman, “Just as we promised after we released the first list of these traitors that we were conducting further investigations to unravel other collaborators, our investigations had revealed the involvement of a former senator from Anambra Central, an Igbo serving governor and a Senator from Imo State, a gubernatorial candidate in the November 6th election in Anambra State and other businessmen in the Southeast who contributed immensely for the job”
The group alleged that Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and other business men in Anambra and Imo State are in what it claimed to be its ‘traitors list.’
It had earlier mentioned Senator Chris Ngige, Governor Willie Obiano and others who had also denied the allegations.
“Just as we promised after we released the first list of these traitors that we were conducting further investigations to unravel other collaborators, our investigations had revealed the involvement of the following individuals: Senator Chris Ngige, the Supreme Court administrator of Imo State Senator Hope Uzodinma, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and other business men in Anambra and Imo State who contributed immensely for the job. We will handle them.
“Recall that in our earlier release on this, we noted that we were still investigating the level of Ngige’s involvement in this abominable act, and our indept investigations have proved him culpable in the act. Other people involved will soon publish to the public, our intelligence units are still working to unravel them some Igbo business men and women who were involved in the abominable act in Anambra State and Imo State will soon be exposed to the public.
“We, however, wish to absolve Gov. Willie Obiano from any involvement in the act contrary to our earlier statement based on preliminary investigation. Gov. Willie Obiano was found to be innocent after our intelligence unit conducted further investigations on him. We regret any harm our earlier statement might have caused him.
“We don’t act based on rumour or mere propaganda senator Sir Victor Umeh is innocent of the accusations against him, the voice note going viral where they mentioned Victor Umeh is not true and our people should disregard that voice against him anybody involved in such abominable act should desist from such and repent because IPOB will get him or her who are responsible for this cowardly act. We are responsible enough to admit our error any time any day. So, we apologise to Gov. Obiano and Victor Umeh.
“Meanwhile, the following individuals based on our indept investigations so far played key roles in the betrayal of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. They not only betrayed him but contributed funds to sponsor his extra-ordinary rendition to Nigeria. They include: Emeka Offor, Gov. Nyesom Wike, Chris Ngige Imo State administrator Hope Uzodinma and Professor Chukwuma Soludo. They decided to trap our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of their political and commercial interests which they consider above the overall good and emancipation of Biafrans.
“We want to make it clear to them that Biafra will hold them responsible for whatever happens to our leader. They cannot stop us.”