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The proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has faulted the former Niger Delta agitator, Asari Dokubo, for seeking the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu.

Dokubo, while addressing the newsmen on Friday after meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at Presidential Villa in Abuja, told the federal government not to release detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu, who has been in DSS detention, was charged with terrorism when he was brought back from Kenya on June 19, 2021.

However, in a statement shared with TheCable on Sunday, the IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said those using Kanu’s “illegal detention to look for oil guard contract” in Aso Rock should be guided in their utterances while warning that Kanu’s name should not be used to “buy favour” in the corridors of power.

The statement reads, “We are cautioning those campaigning for continuous illegal detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be aware of dangers ahead. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is the only innocent political prisoner in Nigeria because of ethnic profiling and prejudice.”

“He has not committed any crime known to local and international laws. Nigeria government must release him unconditionally as ordered by the courts or risk paying the price of disobedience to laws.”

It could be recalled the court of appeal sitting in Abuja had in October 2022, struck out the terrorism charge filed against Kanu.

The appellate court also held that Kanu’s extradition from Kenya to Nigeria to stand trial was illegal.

Meanwhile, the federal government filed an appeal before the supreme court challenging the judgement — and subsequently filed an amended charge before a federal high court.

The federal government also filed a stay of execution in the appellate court and it was granted.

However, the supreme court heard the case in May but adjourned to September 14.

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