A human rights advocate, Mikar Ojokoro, has condemned alleged threats and defamatory feedback in opposition to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a authorized counsel to the chief of Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by Simon Ekpa, describing it as offensive and unacceptable.
In an announcement by Ojokoro which was made out there to Vanguard, he accused Ekpa of “meting out tissues of lies on social media by means of his weblog about Ejiofor and the IPOB chief for the aim of maligning Kanu and his authorized workforce.
In accordance with him, Ekpa was quoted to have mentioned on his YouTube channel that “We now have sacked DOS; Ejiofor and the authorized workforce have compromised. Each Ejiofor and DOS are working for the Nigerian Authorities. We do not take orders from anybody within the DSS dungeon, referring to Kanu and mocking Kanu’s orders to cease the sit at house.”
Whereas describing Ejiofor as an excellent and brave lawyer, who has been endangering his personal life defending Kanu and 1000’s of Igbo younger women and men, the activist famous that a couple of defamation fits would quickly be “filed within the courts in opposition to Ekpa and his co-traducers.”
The assertion learn: “Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor and his workforce of legal professionals have been defending Mazi Kanu and 1000’s of others recognized as Biafrans in circumstances which most legal professionals in Nigeria wouldn’t wish to contact for worry of being focused by the Nigerian authorities forces.
“There are video proof and courtroom judgments to indicate that Ejiofor and lots of of his shoppers who’ve been recognized as indigenous individuals of Biafra have been victims of police brutality on many events. The newest deadly invasion of Ejiofor’s residence at evening time shortly earlier than Kanu was kidnapped left many with the conclusion that the assault was meant to scare away different legal professionals from defending Kanu if Ejiofor is out of the best way.
“With all these, I discover the motion of some gullible Igbo who’re clapping over the risk in opposition to Ejiofor as very offensive and unacceptable. Are some Igbo individuals this fickle-minded and capricious with no emotional intelligence to decode a collection of inconsistent lies and deceptions being offered to them by Ekpa?”
Ojokoro additionally acknowledged that Ekpa has been planning to displace Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and take over the management of IPOB. In accordance with him, he has been launching vitriolic assaults on Kanu to realize this singular objective however lamented that solely the gullible wouldn’t see the deceit and lies within the info he has been meting out.
“Simon Ekpa has been laying the muse to assault Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and he’s already doing so in such a constructive reversed psychology by a lot of his broadcast on his YouTube platform, the place he mentioned that Kanu was going to finish up like Raph Uwazurike and that he’s the higher anointed David than Kanu, whom he labelled as Saul. He additionally boasted that he has finished what Kanu has by no means finished and that Kanu wants him greater than he wants him.”
He recalled how Ekpa insulted the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rev Dr Enoja who had, by means of his spokesperson, tried to name Ekpa to order over the mindless and felony enforcement of the sit-at-home which Kanu had ordered from the DSS detention that it ought to cease.
In accordance with him, as an alternative of Ekpa listening to the clever counsel from the bishop, he boasted that he wouldn’t take orders from anybody in DSS custody and that his personal model of IPOB referred to as Autopilot was the unique one.
He lamented that Ekpa has been cashing in on Kanu’s ordeal to spew unfounded lies in opposition to the IPOB chief, whilst anyone that attempted to name him to order was labelled as a traitor.
Ojokoro, additionally, warned agitators of Oduduwa Republic, like Prof Banji Akintoye and Dr Sunday Adeyemo, to be very cautious in coping with some individuals that parade themselves as autopilots and Biafra spokesmen, including that “such ectoparasitic names and positions solely exist within the felony world however non-existent within the precise Biafra independence restoration motion led by Kanu.”
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Accusing Ekpa of deceiving the teeming Igbo inhabitants that believes within the realization of Biafra, the rights advocate dismissed the remark by the self-acclaimed autopilot chief that Biafra would are available in 122 days’ time or much less.
“I will likely be a idiot if I haven’t got the inherent duty to ask the particular person how that may occur, the technique, and the method. This doesn’t imply that we do not consider in miracles or perceive the issues of the spirit; sure, we do however that’s not the problem right here. Ekpa can’t be claiming that he would carry Biafra to actuality in 122 days, and on the identical time calling for a convention to show the Biafrans search asylum in a overseas land; that’s madness,” he submitted.