The Conference of Harmonized Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria(COHCSON) has disclosed an alleged plot of that Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB and Yoruba Nation group have allegedly raised $5 million to bribe lawyers and judges in their ongoing cases with the Nigerian Government in court.
However leaders of IPOB and Yoruba Nation, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho respectively have been in the custody of the security services as they were arrested for their secessionist views.
Oduma Richard, leader of COHCSON in a statement noted that they have received wind of news that the IPOB and Yoruba are up to some devious plots.
He revealed that the groups are resorting to blackmail and intimidation to hoodwink the judges into granting them unmerited judicial favors.
The statement read; “When we first heard that the dissident and secessionist IPOB and Yoruba Nation groups were planning to infiltrate the courts at all levels we dismissed the allegations. But latest developments have indeed forced us to raise this alert.”
“It has come to our notice that the groups are resorting to blackmail and intimidation to hoodwink the judges into granting them unmerited judicial favors. Recently a State High in Oyo State presided by Justice Ladiran delivered a judgment in favor of Sunday Igboho and awarded him 20billion naira as claims. As part of the evil plots, IPOB has instituted a 5Billion naira case at the Abia State High Court Umuahia where a Judge would, out of fear of harassment and violence, grant them the plea. It has become obvious that IPOB intends to use its violence stricken sit-at-home enforcement style to force the judges do their bidding.”
“On the case of Igboho, we are aware that having failed to secure his release from Benin Republic authorities, the leaders resolved to raise funds to patronize friendly judges in Nigeria who are sympathetic to their cause. A serving governor in the south West appears to be part of the plot. The leaders in that meeting also agreed to sponsor more rallies abroad to give Nigeria a bad image internationally. Aside raising funds from diaspora groups and individuals who share in the evil dream of dividing the country, the group agreed to shop for a friendly judge to award them claims against the government thus the 20billion naira.”
“We are aware too that the representative of IPOB was mandated in their last meeting in Benin Republic to also institute a fresh suit against the federal government agents. This fresh suit by IPOB though an afterthought which confirms our position. These judges at the state level are said to be emotional attached to their ethnic groups and the separatists.”