Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the IPOB, has written a petition against the chief of army staff Tukur Buratai, due to the reported story on how Kanu’s younger sister Princess Tonia narrated the ordeal of what she and some of her uncles suffered in the hands of 14 security operatives while visiting her brother in Kuje prison on Tuesday, September 6.
The letter dated September, 8 2016 through his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian army of gross violation of the fundamental human rights of his sibling and relatives.
Here is the content of the petition:
“We were further reliably informed by our client’s relatives (the victims) that the ferocious soldiers who abducted these hapless, innocent and harmless citizens were fully aware that they were coming out of the prison were they visited Nnamdi Kanu.”
“The actions of these soldiers are a gross violation of the fundamental human rights of these relatives as enshrined in sections 34, 35 and 37 of the constitution of Nigeria and as such illegal and unconstitutional.
“We are not oblivious of the consequences of this gross violation of their fundamental human rights which is actionable, but we most respectfully urge you to investigate this serious allegation with a view to applying necessary sanctions where a prima facie is established.
“We shall not hesitate to adopt appropriate illegal remedies in a court of law if this arbitrary, imperious and unreasonable display of executive power is not checked.”