FOR THE RECORD: AGF’s address on investigations on Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho

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The Attorney-Frequent of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Friday, gave updates on investigations into alleged acts of terrorism perpetrated by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), and identities of alleged sponsors of a Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, Sunday Igboho.

Mr Malami addressed journalists at his shriek of enterprise in Abuja barely 24 hours after Mr Kanu used to be made from custody for re-arraignment on the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja on seven treasonable prison and terrorism-associated fees on Thursday.

His address centred on the file of investigations performed by a 24-man Presidential Advert-hoc Committee, inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari, following Mr Kanu’s rearrest exterior Nigeria in June.

People of the committee, based on Mr Malami, hang been drawn from the Federal Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Federal Ministry of Knowledge (MoI), Nigeria Police Power (NPF), the Reveal Security Companies and products (SSS), National Intelligence Company (NIA), and the Defence Intelligence Company (DIA).

The committee headed by Mr Malami linked a quantity of “destructive activities” at the side of killings of prominent persons and 175 safety agents, destruction of about 164 police stations and formations, amongst diversified violent crimes to IPOB and its armed flit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

“The destructive activities of IPOB/ESN pose severe possibility to Nigeria’s national safety and its corporate existence, which resulted into re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and people of his community, ” Mr Malami acknowledged.

He furthermore acknowledged Mr Igboho, who’s peaceable being detained in Republic of Benin, is linked to a Boko Haram sponsor convicted in the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

Mr Adeyemo escalated his agitation for an honest Yoruba nation following incessant cases of kidnapping allegedly attributable to Fulani herders in Oyo Reveal and diversified system of South-west states earlier this year.

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader and Sunday Igboho, Yoruba Nation leader
Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader and Sunday Igboho, Yoruba Nation leader

He used to be to flit to Germany along with his fundamental other when he used to be arrested at an airport in Republic of Benin in July.

Mr Malami acknowledged his committee’s investigations published he had received over N127 million from sponsors between October 22, 2013 and September 28, 2020.

The AGF furthermore repeated President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day comment that a federal lawmaker is amongst Mr Adeyemo’s sponsors.

He claimed the unnamed lawmaker and diversified sponsors had been paying money to him (Adeyemo) through his Adesun World Notion Ltd accounts.


Read Mr Malami’s plump address:

Text Press Of Convention On Friday 22nd October, 2021 By The Honourable Attorney Frequent Of The Federation And Minister Of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN On Investigation Reports On Acts Of Terrorism And Allied Offences Perpetrated By Nnamdi Kanu And File On the Sponsors And Financiers Of Sunday Igboho And Pals

Protocol

Females and Gents of the Press, I welcome you to this wanted press convention.

As you are aware Nnamdi Kanu, the self-acclaimed leader of Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), has been on the center of a subversive marketing campaign against the Nigerian Reveal. In consequence, Nnamdi Kanu used to be arrested on 14th October, 2015. He used to be charged to court docket for treasonable prison, amongst diversified crimes. He used to be granted bail by the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja on 25th April 2017. He nonetheless breached the bail conditions and fled abroad.

Whereas in self-exile, Nnamdi Kanu intensified his subversive marketing campaign, the use of on-line Radio Biafra to instigate violence and incite people of IPOB to commit violent assaults against civil and democratic institutions, particularly the protection personnel, Self reliant National Electoral Price (INEC), and civilians. He instigated the destruction of public and deepest properties all the method in which during the nation.

As a results of those criminal activities, IPOB used to be proscribed and designated a terrorist group by a Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Abuja, in an Instruct made on 20th September 2017.

Despite the proscription of IPOB by the Federal Government, Nnamdi Kanu continued the subversive marketing campaign, instigating and inciting broadcasts to suppose people of the IPOB to originate assaults on authorities.

The EndSARS protests of October 2020 performed into the mistaken plans of Nnamdi Kanu, whereby he seized the protests through subversive and inciting on-line broadcasts and actively commanded and directed assaults on safety personnel and companies and products.

As a results of those broadcasts, people of IPOB attacked and killed safety personnel and burnt down Police stations, Correctional companies and products, INEC offices, bus terminals, the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Banks, hospitals, having a expect malls and autos, amongst others.

On 12th December, 2020, Eastern Security Network” (ESN) used to be formed by Nnamdi Kanu as an armed flit of IPOB with the mandate to realize the putrid agenda of the outlawed community. ESN continued to originate assaults on safety personnel, civilians perceived as enemies as neatly as destruction of deepest and public properties.

The destructive activities of IPOB/ESN pose severe possibility to Nigeria’s National Security and its corporate existence, which resulted into re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and people of his community.

The eventual re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu in June 2021, and a few people of his community resulted in the inauguration of a Presidential Advert-hoc Committee, comprising twenty-four (24) people drawn from:

  1. Federal Ministry of Justice (MoJ),
  2. Federal Ministry of Knowledge (MoI),
  3. Nigeria Police Power (NPF),
  4. Department of Reveal Companies and products (DSS),
  5. National Intelligence Company (NIA), and
  6. Defence Intelligence Company (DIA),

The Committee, inaugurated by the President, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), used to be headed by the Neatly-behaved Attorney Frequent of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

The Committee finds as a truth, that consequent upon the instigating directives of Nnamdi Kanu, people of IPOB/ESN performed large assaults on democratic institutions especially INEC Facilities with a glimpse to hampering democratic process in Nigeria. These assaults that hang been performed between October 2020 and June 2021 embody the following:

I. That performing on the instigating directives of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB people and #EndSARS protesters attacked and killed many safety agents, destroyed a whole lot of public and deepest properties, at the side of Police stations, public transport buses and diversified companies and products all the method in which during the nation.

II. That on 21st October 2020, Nnamdi Kanu through an on-line name-in radio programme (Radio Biafra), further instigated IPOB people to burn down all police stations and waste Government safety forces, which used to be performed and a whole lot of Security personnel (especially Police Officers) hang been killed and public and deepest properties destroyed.

III. One hundred and seventy-5 (175) safety personnel hang been killed by IPOB/ESN, comprising one hundred and twenty eight (128) Police males, thirty seven (37) militia personnel and ten (10) diversified safety operatives;

IV. Killing of prominent Nigerians, (currently there hang been grotesque killings of extinct leaders: Obi 1 of Okwudor self reliant community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre self reliant community as neatly as the killings of Dr. Chike Akunyili and eight others as neatly as the killing of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak on 30th Can also. 2021);

V. That as a of Nnamdi Kanu’s broadcasts, there hang been nineteen (19) assaults on INEC companies and products that resulted in the destruction of offices as neatly as burning of eighteen (18) INEC logistical autos, a whole lot of election materials, gear and ICT objects in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Harmful River, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo States;

VI. That one hundred and sixty-four (164) police stations and formations, at the side of Police Headquarters, Owerri, Imo Reveal hang been attacked by IPOB/ESN ensuing in the dying of one hundred and twenty-eight (128) police males {as acknowledged in III above}; a hundred and forty four (144) injured while six hundred twenty eight (628) autos hang been destroyed.

VII. That three hundred and ninety-six (396) firearms and seventeen thousand seven-hundred and thirty eight (17,738) ammunition hang been carted away for the length of the IPOB/ESN assaults;

VIII. That there hang been three (3) IPOB/ESN assaults on Nigerian Correctional Provider (NCoS), at the side of the Headquarters of NCoS, Owerri, Imo Reveal where a thousand eight hundred and forty one (1,841) inmates escaped;

IX. That the Headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Provider (NIS), Umuahia, Abia Reveal used to be furthermore attacked by IPOB/ESN ensuing in the dying of one (1) officer;

X. That there hang been a whole lot of IPOB/ESN assaults and destruction (arson) of public and deepest properties for the length of the EndSARS and Biafra agitations all the method in which during the nation, especially in the South-East and South-South regions, particularly the Palace of the Oba of Lagos where twelve (12) apartments hang been fully looted and vandalized, the nation dwelling of the Governor of Imo Reveal, Senator Hope Uzodinma, used to be burnt, over one hundred and fifty (150) buses burnt on the Lagos Bus Terminal, Sen. Ndoma Egba’s dwelling in Calabar Municipal, Harmful River Reveal, used to be fully looted and vandalized, Lagos Reveal DNA and Forensic Centre, City Hall Scamper Route, First Bank Branch Lagos, Lagos Reveal Public Works Price, Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Marina, Lagos, Excessive Court docket Igbosere, Lagos, hang been all burnt, amongst diversified noxious crimes committed.

We hang furthermore established that KANU is no longer on my own in his subversive activities. He has accomplices in Nigeria and abroad, contributors and groups as neatly as shriek and non-shriek actors who are aiding and facilitating his marketing campaign against the folk and shriek of Nigeria. About a of the shriek actors aided KANU, at the same time as a fugitive, in his destructive mission, ignoring the terrorist nature of his activities.

We name on these worldwide locations to desist from aiding subversive acts by KANU and IPOB against the shriek of Nigeria and its folk. Conversely, there are some generous worldwide locations which, recognising the set of abode of IPOB as a terrorist group, hang both banned the activities of IPOB or placed KANU on Halt List. To those peace loving worldwide locations that hang set KANU on their Halt Lists and banned IPOB from working of their territories, we reveal our appreciation.

Within the same method, the Federal Government has received the file on financers of Adeniyi Sunday Adeyemo a.ample.a Sunday Igboho. The file published that Sunday Igboho is a Director and signatory to Adesun World Notion Restricted registered on 23rd April, 2010. Adesun World Notion Restricted furthermore has Oladele Oyetunji and Aderopo Adeyemo as Directors. Sunday Igboho is linked to 43 monetary institution accounts in 9 banks.

The principle financier of the fugitive and separatists used to be chanced on to be a Federal Legislation Maker in the National Assembly. A total sum of ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION, ONE AND FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY (N127, 145,000.00) used to be received by Igboho from his financiers between 22nd October, 2013 and 28th September, 2020 through Adesun World Notion Ltd accounts.

A total sum of TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED NAIRA ONLY (N273,198,200.00) transaction outflows used to be recorded from Sunday Igboho’s legend between 15th March, 2013 and 11 the March, 2021.

Investigation exhibits that Adesun World Notion Ltd (belonging to Igboho) transferred the sum of twelve million seven-hundred and fifty thousand naira (N12, 750,000) to Abbal Bako & Sons.

It is liable to be recalled that Abbal Bako & Sons and its promoter Abdullahi Umar Usman are suspects in the on-going Joint Terrorist Financing Investigation. Abdullahi Umar Usman is through monetary transaction associated to SURAJO ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD (who used to be sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment in UAE on fees of financing terrorism [Boko Haram]).

This file shows the nexus between separatists’ agitation, terrorism financing and disruptions of peace in the nation.

The file chanced on connections of monetary transaction between Adesun World Notion Ltd (belonging to Igboho) and a few development companies and companies amongst others.

Having received the reports, the Federal Government remains solute in its resolution to hang a detached Nigeria. The Federal Government will fabricate the considered necessary, for the length of the context of the just provisions, in making sure that the topic is giving the deserved consideration and those chanced on responsible will almost definitely be made to face the wrath of the legislation.

I thanks most sincerely.

Abubakar Malami, SAN

Honourable Attorney Frequent of the Federation and Minister of Justice

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