IPOB approaches Appeal Court, wants proscription set aside

IPOB approaches Appeal Court, wants proscription set aside

IPOB Protest

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the order that proscribed and designated it as a terrorist organisation.

The pro-Biafra group, through its lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, wants the appellate court to set aside in its entirety, the ruling of the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, which on September 15, 2017, outlawed its activities in Nigeria.

The High Court had proscribed the IPOB on the strength of an ex-parte motion the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, filed on behalf of the federal government.

Justice Kafafati had specifically declared as illegal, all activities of the group, particularly in the South-east and South-South regions of the country

The Judge had also directed the AGF to ensure that he published the order proscribing IPOB in the official gazette, as well as in two national dailies.

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