Unic Press UK: The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have issued a press statement, denouncing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for inviting/allowing the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver a keynote address at the ICC headquarters.
Making a reference to an event – which was held on 16 and 17 July 2018 at the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), in Hague, Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC – in which President Buhari delivered a keynote address, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said:
“. . . it is hypocritical and criminal for those that invited ‘Buhari’ to address them at the Hague conference to keep silent as rule of law is being destroyed in Nigeria. The black African President of the ICC Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and the equally black African Chief Prosecutor of the court Madame Fatou Bensouda must cover their faces in shame for inviting a man they know doesn’t obey the law to address them on the need for a government to adhere to the rule of law.”
IPOB, a proscribed group under the laws of Nigeria, further condemned the statement credited to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Malami, who said that the State have reasons to remand in custody the former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, despite that the accused met all the bail conditions prescribed by Judge Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja.