Federal Court Proscribe IPOB, Declares It A Terrorist Organisation

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Justice Abdu- Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja,Wednesday, granted an order filed by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), proscribing and declaring the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “acts of terrorism and illegality.”

Excerpts of the certified true copy of court judgment, dated September 20,2017, obtained by huhuonline.com  reads:

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS”

1) “That the application is granted as prayed.”

2) “THAT AN ORDER declaring  that the activities of the Respondent(Indigenius People of  Biafra) in any part of  Nigeria especially  in the South-East and South - South Regions of Nigeria  amounts to acts of  terrorism and illegality is granted.”

3) “THAT AN ORDER Order  proscribing the existence of the Respondents(Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria,especially the South-East and South-South Nigeria either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called  and publishing same in  the official gazzette and two(2) National Dailies.”

4) “THAT AN ORDER restraining any person or groups of persons from participating in any manner  whatever in any form of activities  involving or concerning the  prosecution of the collective intentions or otherwise of Respondent(Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform, however, called or described in granted.”

 

 Huhuonline.com undertands that Justice Abdu -Kafarati  was secretly  sworn in as Chief Judge of Federal High Court on Saturday, as condemnation trailed the  proscription and categorization of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) by South -East Governor and Military.

Analyst insists that Abdu-Kafaratti was sworn in for this purpose,however,It remains to be seen how an administration renowned  for disobeying court orders will enforce this proscription and categorization order issued by a judge with a checkered past.

Full text of  Court order is reproduced below

1) An order of this Honourable court declaring that activivites of the Respondent(Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of  Nigeria especially in the South-East and South - South Regions of Nigeria amounts in acts of terrorism and illegality.

2)  An Order of this Honorable  court  proscribing the existence of the Respondents(Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria,especially the South-East and South-South Nigeria either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called  and publishing same in  the official gazzette and two(2) National Dailies.

3) An Order restraining any person or groups of persons from participating in any manner  whatever in any form of activities  involving or concerning the  prosecution of the collective intentions or otherwise of Respondent(Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform, however, called or described.

4) And for such further or any other  orders  as this Honorable court  may dim fit to make in the circumstances of this case.

AND UPON READING  the affidavit in support , certificate on compliance  with section 84 of Evidence Act 2011 both sworn to by CPL Kolawole Mathew of Nigerian Army and written by address attached  thereto all dated and filed at the Court Registry, Abuja.

AND AFTER HEARING  Mr. Abubakar Malami,SAN Hon. Attorney General of the Federation(with him Dayo Apata Esq,Solicitor General  Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna.L.Shiru, AG Director of Civil Litigation,T.A. Gazali Esq and Oyin Koleosho Esg, of counsel for thr Applicant move in terms of the motion paper.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:

1)That the application is granted as prayed.

 2) THAT AN ORDER declaring  that the activities of the Respondent(Indigenous People of  Biafra) in any part of  Nigeria especially  in the South-East and South - South Regions of Nigeria  amounts to acts of  terrorism and illegality is granted.

3) THAT AN ORDER  proscribing the existence of the Respondents(Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria,especially the South-East and South-South Nigeria either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called  and publishing same in  the official gazzette and two(2) National Dailies.

 4) THAT AN ORDER  restraining any person or groups of persons from participating in any manner  whatever in any form of activities  involving or concerning the  prosecution of the collective intentions or otherwise of Respondent(Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform, however, called or described is granted.

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