The apex youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has urged the Nigerian judiciary to be fair in its judgment on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights’ case against the Nigerian government.

In a statement issued by its National President, Igboayaka Igboayaka, during an interface with journalists in Umuahia, Abia State, on Friday, Ohanaeze youths demanded for justice.

Nnamdi Kanu

SaharaReporters had reported that Kanu's special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, earlier filed a suit on the separatist leader's fundamental human rights at the Abia State High Court Umuahia, seeking to enforce his human rights against the Nigeria government and her security agencies.

The court fixed the judgment for Wednesday, 19th January, 2022.

The group stated that it had been following and monitoring the Abia Court proceedings since August 27, 2021 that the case was filed, till the last court appearance when the suit was heard and concluded on 10th December, 2021 before Justice Benson Anya of the High Court of Abia State in Umuahia.

Igboayaka, while speaking as regards the case, expressed confidence in the judiciary and urged judgment to be served without prejudice or executive influence.

He said, “One of the greatest values of the judiciary is her independence, and this value has shaped the pathway of judiciary in Nigeria, by giving hope to the common man. Therefore, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the mouthpiece of over 30 million Igbo youths, counts on the judiciary to serve justice on the case of fundamental human rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 19th January 2022."

Meanwhile, Igboayaka used the medium to urged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra to remain calm and "act within the framework of the law", pointing out that the “judiciary will continue to checkmate executive rascality by delivering sound judgment devoid of Executive influence.”

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