BreakingNews 21/10/15 - Radio Biafra Director Yet To Be Released, IPOB Directorate of State Hold Emergency Meeting

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of clandestine Radio Biafra and leader of Radio Biafra faction of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)  is yet to be released from  Nigeria Department of State Services (DSS) detention because he has not met the conditions of the court bail granted him.


Kanu was on October 19 secretly arraigned by the DSS at Abuja Municipal Council Magistrate court where he was granted bail in the sum of N2 million or  with surety of N2 million with a civil servant of grade level 16. He is still to meet the conditions of his bail and remains in custody.


Billie Human Rights Initiative/Council of Elders is the other faction of IPOB. Radio Biafra was part of this IPOB until Kanu broke away to register his own IPOB which is now organizing protests for his release from detention. Mr. Egechukwu Obetta, Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer expressed to the media some logistical difficulties in meeting the terms of his client's bail. 


According to reliable sources, Radio Biafra IPOB Directorate of State held an emergency meeting yesterday where they agreed to implement Kanu's "commandments" if he is not released in the next few days. Masterweb gathered that Kanu's  commandments to his organization is that if ever he is arrested and not released within three days or they do not hear from him after three days, on the fourth day they should burn down the zoo. Radio Biafra and its IPOB call Nigeria "zoo" or "zoological republic of Nigeria".


Masterweb on learning the purported arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, contacted DSS October 18 on his whereabouts and was told to call back later. Masterweb CEO/Publisher, Chief Charles O. Okereke called back the following day and was told by DSS that: "He (Nnamdi Kanu) is with us in safe hands and we are carrying out investigations."
Kanu was secretly arraigned by DSS at Abuja Municipal Council Magistrate court shortly after their statement to Chief Okereke. 


In July, Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced they blocked Radio Biafra signal because it was operating illegally and broadcasting hate messages. Briefing Journalists after the NBC announcement and meeting between officials of Ministry of Information and President Buhari, Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information said: “Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by NBC. The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwaves in Nigeria.”

Clandestine Radio Biafra contrary to claim by NBC of jamming it still broadcasts  on satellite TV dubbed Biafra Television, Internet, FM, AM and shortwave (SW)  frequencies; the shortwave they claim covers most of Africa and beyond. Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra Director in a statement posted on their website, described their shortwave radio as “Nuclear War Head”.


Will Kanu's prosecution in court clip the wings of Radio Biafra? The answer will unfold as the case drags out. Stay tuned here on Masterweb for latest updates on the case.

*Photo Caption
- Nnamdi Kanu

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