FATHER of the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Eze Israel Kanu, has accused founder and factional leader of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, of being behind the continued detention of his son at Abuja prison.
Eze Israel Kanu, 84, made the accusation, weekend, while speaking with journalists in his Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia Palace on the sideline of the traditional marriage of his last daughter, Princess Chinwe Kanu. The monarch alleged that the MASSOB leader was irked because the IPOB leader raised the alarm over huge monies allegedly collected by Uwazuruike’s MASSOB for the well-being of helpless Biafran youths which was allegedly misused.
He accused Uwazuruike of masterminding the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu on his arrival in Nigeria. Eze Kanu, therefore, called on the Federal Government to release his son, insisting that he never committed any crime in the country. Disclosing that he recently returned from a medical trip to Germany, the monarch said the continued incarceration of his son had contributed to his worsening health condition in the past one year.
IPOB accuses S-East govs of sabotaging Kanu’s release Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the South-East governors of sabotaging the release of Nnamdi Kanu. The zonal coordinator, Lion Zone, IPOB Ikwuodia, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Emeka Mbamarah, who made the allegation, said, however, that in spite of the non-interest of the governors, Kanu would “surely come out with Biafra flag.” He alleged that the South-East governors had been sabotaging their agitation and had never wanted to get close to Nnamdi Kanu since his detention about a year and six months now, but assured that the youths would continue with the struggle until his release.
But reacting to the allegation, Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum, Governor David Umahi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, stressed that the forum cannot comment on any ‘unsubstantiated’ allegation.