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Accused of plots to testify against Kanu, MASSOB leader Uwazuruike brands IPOB as fraudsters

Accused as plots to testify against Kanu, MASSOB leader Uwazuruike brands IPOB as fraudsters

Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has branded Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members as fraudsters who are out to deceive gullible people.

Uwazuruike stated this in response to the allegation made against him by IPOB Director of Media, Emma Powerful.

Powerful had in a statement he recently released in Owerri accused MASSOB and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) leaders, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike and Mr. Chijioke Mbaneri respectively, among others of plotting with the Department of State Security (DSS) to hide under a screen to testify against Kanu and three other IPOB leaders in the treason charges levelled against them by the Federal Government.

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In his reaction, Uwazuruike described the allegation as foolish, adding that Kanu and his IPOB members are mere fraudsters who are busy deceiving innocent people.

The rift between Uwazuruike and Radio Biafra director, Kanu, has existed even before the birth of IPOB.

Uwazuruike had through his Assistant Director of information, Mr. Sunday Okereafor said upon Kanu’s arrest in October 2015 by the DSS, that he was a rebel who had long been expelled by MASSOB, for inciting violence among members.

He further stated that Kanu broke the group’s nonviolence approach and was summarily dismissed.


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