The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday rejected Justice Binta Nyako as the presiding judge in the case of its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by group spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group claimed Justice Binta’s appointment to preside over the case was masterminded by the Federal Government.
It called on the international community to watch the new judge.
The group said, “The appointment of Justice Binta Nyako as the trial judge for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case was masterminded by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The appointment came after the harassment and the intimidation of the judges who were working tirelessly to address the country’s injustice perpetrated by the government of the day in Nigeria.”
It added, “The government of the contraption called Nigeria assigned her to make sure she jails Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has committed no crime against anybody in Nigeria.
“But we want to ask if the new trial judge, Binta Nyako, will jail people who did not commit any crime against the people?
“We are calling on international community and other wonderful men and women across the globe to mount their watch on the new trial judge assigned to be handling the case concerning the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.”