By Philips Sunday
Nigeria, (AN24) – Leader of the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) and Founder of the Movement For The Actalisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Barrister Ralph Uwazuruike has lashed out at the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu for saying he is among the masked witnesses to testify against him.
Uwazuruike who described IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu as a ‘fraudster’, stressed that the insinuation by IPOB that he has agreed to testify against Nnamdi Kanu wearing a mask ‘is not only idiotic, stupid but laughable’.
The BIM leader revealed that he made Nnamdi Kanu the Director of London based Radio Biafra in 2009 when he (Kanu) was jobless, adding that his co-accused, ‘Benjamin and others refused to work under him because they said he was a fraudster’.
Speaking further, Uwazuruike called on Nnmadi Kanu to face his ‘ trial like a freedom fighter, and if need be die for the course’, adding that Mr. Kanu ‘ is not the first Igbo man to be tried for treason, I also stood before the same judge handling his case for the same charge of treason’.
According to him, “Nnamdi Kanu was homeless when I met him in London. I gave him the first money to rent an apartment after he was thrown out by the Ghanaian woman he was living with.
“When I met him in London he had no job and no certificate, he was into internet fraud (yahoo-yahoo business).
“So he should shut up and face his trial like a freedom fighter, and if need be die for the course.
He is not the first Igbo man to be tried for treason, I also stood before the same judge handling his case for the same charge of treason.
“I was the one who discovered Nnamdi Kanu in 2009, 10 years after I had started MASSOB when I travelled to London. I gave the money to establish Radio Biafra, rented a house for him and bought him a car because he was jobless and into Yahoo-Yahoo. He was not in school and had no degree.
“When I appointed him as the Director of Radio Biafra, Benjamin and others refused to work under him because they said he was a fraudster. So, he is nobody and I can’t travel to Abuja to give evidence against him and worst of all to wear a mask to do that.
“The insinuation by IPOB is not only idiotic, stupid but laughable because I am still the leader of the Biafra struggle.” Uwazuruike opined.