The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the release of the five suspects who allegedly murdered 74 year old Igbo trader, Mrs Bridget Aghaneme, at Kofar Wambai Market in Kano over alleged blasphemy. The Kano Magistrate Court had on Thursday November 3rd, released the five suspected killers, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi, on the advise of the state Attorney General who argued that there was no evidence against the suspects and so they are innocent and should be freed.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Director, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement released yesterday, said the release of the men was an action in bad taste. He questioned the power of the magistrate court to release murder suspects.
The statement reads:
“We, in the IPOB worldwide condemn the recent judgment delivered by the magistrate court in Kano State in favour of the killers of Mrs Bridget Aghaneme who was murdered in broad daylight in Kano state by the Islamic fundamentalist. We condemn the judgment in its totality.
The magistrate and the government of Kano State were instrumental to the killing of an innocent woman who committed no crime against Islam. However, this is what IPOB preached that the Christians in Nigeria and the people of Biafra must leave the north and come back home and make their lives better by staying in a place where their lives will be protected.
This concocted judgment by the killers in the northern part of Nigeria indicate that Igbo are not wanted in the northern territories. Again we are aware that the killers of the Christians and Biafrans have infiltrated the judiciary especially in the northern part of Nigeria.
Otherwise, how can a well trained lawyer and a magistrate who attended so many seminars and course release a murderer who snuffed life out of a fellow human being to go scot free? This is a dangerous signal that nobody is safe again in the country…We are also aware that the arrest they made before taking them to court was a jamboree just in a bid to deceive the general public and cover their evil agenda against the people of Biafra but then we are not deterred in fighting for the restoration of God’s nation, Biafra.”