The ertswhile leader of Igbo People pro-secession group, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has been accused of fleecing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Kanu embezzled donations and collections meant for the cause and privately used them for his personal use. He withdrew sums of £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father, Mr. Igwe Israel Kanu, in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop,’’ the accusation trailed.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father,’’ Radio Biafra said.
Reports say he has been has since been dismissed and been replaced by Mr. Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili
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The report came via the pirate radio BIafra which returned back on air. The report also said that Kanu has been dismissed as the Director of the Radio.
The radio programme which started with the lady announcer who gave her name as Miss. Ifeoma Okorafor announcing that the radio was back on air and IPOB was restructuring.
She also announced the dismissal of Kanu who has not been seen publicly since he fled Abia State after the military raided his family compound some months back.
The reasons the Radio Biafra announcer gave for Kanu’s removal included his alleged personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
He was also accused of inciting members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia, an action IPOB said was “totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible’’. “Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.’’
Upon his release from detention in April 2017, IPOB explained that Kanu was expected to have moved for the release of his accomplices and co-detainees – Messers Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. “These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. “Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbomen to kneel down and kiss his feet.
“Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.’’ The action against Kanu is visible in the twitter pages. According to Jubril Gawat,
“Radio Biafra announces the dismissal of Nnamdi Kanu as Director accusing him of collecting £14m & another $22m to purchase landed properties abroad in the name of the movement.”