The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Imo Governor; Hope Uzodinma, his Rivers counterpart; Nyesom Wike, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor; Prof. Charles Soludo, and Minister of Labour and Productivity; Chris Ngige were some of the individuals who supported and funded the extradition of its leader Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya.
It further alleged that some other businessmen from Imo and Anambra states, including billionaire Emeka Offor also betrayed Kanu. The group added all of them to its ‘traitors’ list, saying they betrayed Kanu allegedly because of their political and economic interests.
It insisted Ngige was part of the ‘plot’ but absolved Anambra Governor; Willie Obiano and ex-APGA national chairman; Victor Umeh from involvement in any move against Kanu as earlier alleged.
In a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB maintained the ‘saboteurs’ colluded with the federal government to extradite Kanu.
The statement reads in part: “Through in-depth investigations and intelligence gathering, we, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), have uncovered more Biafran traitors involved in the betrayal of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his subsequent abduction and extraordinary rendition from Kenya to Nigeria.”
“Other people involved will soon be published 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 [whoever] is 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 in-depth 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 Governor 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.”
*Source: City News Port Harcourt