The proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB will know their fate today as regards whether they will be referred to as a terrorist organisation or not.
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This will be ruled by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today.
Court To Either Decare IPOB As Terrorists Today Or Not
The Judgement will be delivered by the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati.
Earlier events reveal that the Pro-Biafra group through its lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had approached the court challenging it’s ruling on September 20, 2017, “which outlawed it 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 government.”
According to the judgement passed, “The court had declared as illegal, all activities of IPOB, particularly in the South-East and South-South regions of the country.”
In the words of the Acting Chief Justice, “any person or group of persons from participating in any of the group’s activities.”
The judge further directed the “AGF to ensure that he published the order proscribing IPOB in the official gazette, as well as in two national dailies, an order FG had since complied with.”
“The group also queried the legal validity of the order, which it said was surreptitiously obtained by the Attorney-General.”