The Nigerian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, has assured that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) mob that attacked Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president, will be prosecuted under German laws.
According to the embassy, physical assault in German law attracts a fine or imprisonment of up to 10 years to offenders, depending on the gravity.
In a statement the Nigerian Embassy released on Monday, it explained that there was no security personal at the event centre in Nuremberg, Germany, where Ekweremadu was attacked because its threat level was classified as “minimal” by the German police.
It said it has requested a careful probe of the attack in order to identify the perpetrators and ensure justice takes its course in accordance with German laws.
“The Embassy of Nigeria, Berlin, Germany wishes to react to viral videos of a vicious physical attack on the immediate past deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Nuremberg on August 17.
“The attack happened at an event organised by Nigerians in Germany on the platform of a socio-cultural organisation known as Ndigbo Germany, a registered entity in the Federal Republic of Germany.
“The organisers reportedly requested for police protection to ensure public order during the event, but were told that the threat level was minimal and did not require the stationing of any personnel at the venue before the incident.
“The Embassy has requested a thorough investigation of this attack with a view to identifying the perpetrators and bringing them swiftly to justice in accordance with German laws.”