According to the Government of Abia State, they will not stop anyone who complies with the notice from Ipob to sit at home in protest of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The statement by the government’s commissioner for information, Abia state John Kalu sign says, “Government has no authority to force anyone to stay at home for any reason whatsoever, and since citizens are guaranteed freedom of movement under this Constitution, we wish to strongly advise that nobody should also enforce any stay home order from non-state actors, as doing so does not serve the interests of the people.
In addition, The statement cautions all law-abiding citizens and visitors to go about their normal business without fear of molestation, as adequate security is in place to protect everybody.
IPOB asserts that they will continue to stay at home every Monday until the leader regains his freedom. According to the statement, “all public and private institutions, schools, banks, markets, airports, and seaports in Biafra Land must shut down every Monday starting on August 9.”
According to the Government statement, requiring our children to stay away from school will only serve the interests of individuals who do not wish to see our progress as a people.”
As a result of this, a trial involving the proscribed separatist leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned until October 21, 2021.
Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge for the Federal High Court, said that she could not proceed with the case on di 26, July since defendant Nnamdi Kanu was not physically present in court.
The prosecution team did not provide reasons why the leader of a banned group was absent, but she adjourned the case after a closed-door meeting.
Furthermore, Kanu’s lawyer is also refused a request by her to transfer him to the Nigerian Correctional Center, citing concerns about im safety and lack of access to him.
Kanu stands trial for terrorism, treasonable felony, illegal possession of weapons, and other charges that the Nigerian government has leveled against him.
Kanu explains to his lawyer what happened after he was arrested by Kenyan police.
“Kanu will still face trial for the 11 charges,’ says Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami.
In addition to being the Nigerian Minister of Justice, Oga Malami now faces accusations that he incited violence that resulted in the loss of life and property. Attorneys for Kanu deny the accusations.
It has been reported that controversy surrounds the arrest of Ipob’s leader from a foreign country and his detention at a Department of State Services (DSS) facility. Ipob’s supporters say that his arrest is against fundamental rights.
Aside from Kanu’s arrest and detention, the Abia State government says it “actively monitors the situation surrounding Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, an indigene of the state, who is currently facing trial on charges of sedition.