By Emma Amaize
ASABA- INDIGENOUS People Of Biafra, IPOB, has said the allegation by Delta State Police Command that its members invaded a Police Station at Asaba, capital of Delta State, was a barefaced lie.
Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement made available to Vanguard, said: “At no time did we IPOB or anybody for that matter invade any police station in Asaba. All the lies the Delta State Police Command concocted is purely to justify the killing of innocent people during the procession.”
“The truth of the matter is that Delta State IPOB family members were attacked on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, during a peaceful procession in Asaba the capital of Delta State. For those who may wish to know, Asaba is a Biafran town and the birthplace of Col. Achuzia, one of the great heroes of the Biafra-Nigeria war. Therefore, we IPOB have every right to exercise our constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful assembly,” he said.
In a lengthy retort, powerful asserted, “It is very sad and gravely disappointing that Nigerian Police Force in Delta State, that epitome of corruption and evil, have taken time off from their usual extortion on check-points and daily killings of innocent civilians to once again turn their murderous attention to IPOB. Their well-publicized lies about alleged police station invasion by IPOB in Asaba, yesterday, is so ludicrous that only a natural born liar and possibly a rabid anti-Biafra deranged person can believe such hogwash.
“The fact that illiterate Nigerian police officers in Asaba are unsurprisingly ignorant of the constitution and laws of Nigeria do not mean they have the right to lie by alleging something that never happened. They forgot the whole incident was filmed, thereby rendering their lies useless. We have released video footage of the incident to once again prove their statement to be nothing but lies and fabrication.
“We are disappointed that in this day and age some media houses will elect to abandon objectivity when reporting a statement from a world-renowned institutionally corrupt police organisation.
“If those that issued this gravely misleading and injurious allegation against IPOB are hoping to deflect attention from their crimes then they are mistaken. From Delta State Police Commissioner to the DPO in charge of the station that opened fire on unarmed Biafrans- killing and injuring many in the process, all will pay dearly for the death of those they killed and injured. There will be retribution.
“No amount of sponsored lies against peaceful IPOB will exonerate these lying and corrupt policemen in Asaba. The time of reckoning will surely come.
“Those shadowy figures in Aso Rock led by Abba Kyari, those that recruited Jubril Al-Sudani, should face their fate at the election tribunal. They should stop using the police to make outlandish and unsubstantiated allegations against the noble IPOB family in order to change the news headline with the hope of diverting public attention away from their crime of stealing the mandate of the people.
“Delta State Government and Police command decided to use Anambra and Abia style of always trying to link IPOB with any violent crime anytime they fail in their duties. IPOB is opening Jubril Al Sudani and his Aso Rock cabal with their evil plots against Nigerians, the police are the remaining organization they can use now to castigate IPOB. Army and DSS have been silenced with their lies. They are leaking their wounds with the stupid election activities since February,” he said.