Federal High Court to IPOB: You remain proscribed

The position of the court was in response to the application by IPOB to reverse the order proscribing it and designating it a terrorist organisation

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday told the Indegenous People of Biafra that it remains proscribed.
The position of the court was in response to the application by IPOB to reverse the order proscribing it and designating it a terrorist organisation.
The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High, Justice Abdu Kafarati, who delivered the judgement, resolved all the three formulated issues against the group, holding that the September 20, 2017 proscription order was validly issued.
Kafarati faulted the position of IPOB’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that IPOB, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been declared wanted, not being registered in Nigeria but only registered in some other countries, could not be sued in Nigeria.
The judge said an organisation registered abroad could be likened to a foreigner who could be arrested in another country where he was found to have committed a crime.
The judge also held that the issuance of the proscription order by him in chambers following an ex parte application was in accordance with the provisions of the Terrorism Prevention Act.
The judge awarded the sum of N500 as cost against IPOB.

Comments