Plot to disrupt Anambra poll: Court orders service of processes on Kanu, IPOB | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has directed that court processes (documents) be served on Nnamdi Kanu and his group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on a suit seeking to restrain them from disrupting the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.



Justice Babatunde Quadri gave the order for service of court processes on the respondents after listening to the arguments by the plaintiff’s lawyer, Smart Iheazor, for leave to serve the processes on Kanu and IPOB outside Abuja.

Other respondents in the suit are: the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

The plaintiff, Dr Richard Ndubuaku, who described himself as businessman in Awka, AnambrA State capital, with property in Onitsha and other parts of the state, prayed the court to restrain Kanu, IPOB, their agents and members from making utterances or taking actions that are inimical to the conduct of the November 18 poll.

He also prayed the court to restrain Kanu and IPOB from further harassing or intimidating eligible voters in Anambra State or mobilising their members to scuttle the planned election.

Ndubuaku argued that there was need for the court to grant the orders he sought because Kanu and members of his group could carry out their threat to disrupt the election, if not restrained.

The businessman noted that if allowed to proceed with their threat, Kanu and IPOB members could cause irreparable damage to him and other innocent residents of Anambra State.

The plaintiff, in a supporting affidavit, averred that Kanu and other IPOB members “have serially made utterances and threats to disrupt the conduct of the governorship election in Anambra State this November”.

He added: “The respondents (first and second) are capable of carrying out their threat. And if this happens, many lives will be lost. And properties (will be) destroyed, which will include that of the plaintiff.

“If the defendants are not restrained, their actions may lead to confrontation. With other law-abiding citizens, who insist on electing their governor and a clash with the defendants will occasion a blood bath as there would be a breakdown of law and order.”

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  1. Nnandi kanu Neversays that they will attack any body that wants to vote,rather he said to biafra that there will be no election so if you want to vote ur free. So you people should stop looking for case where no case exist

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    1. That's your innocent view of the situation. But, IPOB members will surely disrupt the election by intimidation and physical attack on those that wanted to exercise their right to vote on that day. Prevention is better than cure.

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  2. THIS Dr Richard Ndubuaku IS A VERY SELFISH MAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.WHERE WAS HE ALL THESE WHILE THAT IGBOS WERE BEEN KILLED ALL OVER NIGERIA?HE NEVER FEEL THE PAINS RIGHT?NOW HE IS ONLY THINKING ABOUT HIS INVESTMENTS.EVERY BODY MUST UNDERLINE ONE THING-WHAT KANU AND IPOB SAID IS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BOYCOTT THE ELECTION SINCE IGBOS HAS NOTHING TO GAIN FROM THOSE TO BE ELECTED THEREAFTER.SO ALL THESE NOISE THE MAN IS MAKING IS VERY STRANGE.IF HE AND HIS ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD WANTS TO GO AND VOTE,THEY ARE FREE TO DO SO BUT IF ALL THESE NIGERIAN SECURITY AGENTS THAT HAS BEEN PLANTED ALL OVER IGBOLAND HAPPENS TO KILL ANY OF THEM ON THAT DAY,THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN.THIS MAN DOESN'T HAVE THE INTEREST OF THE IGBOS IN MIND,HE IS ONLY THINKING OF HIS INVESTMENTS BUT TIME SHALL DEAL WITH HIM AND OTHER IGBOS OF HIS KIND.GOD SHALL SET US FREE SOME DAY.

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