Killings: Igboho, Akintoye, 49 Yoruba Groups Drag Buhari, Malami To International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court has formally acknowledged receipt of a 27-page petition filed by the Leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, fondly known as Sunday Igboho and different 49 Yoruba Self-Determination Groups in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Justice and Antoney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai and former Inspectors General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Muhammed Adamu.

In the petition, signed by a number of leaders of Yoruba self-determination teams and submitted on the ICC on their behalf by their lawyer, Aderemilekun Omojola, the Nigerian leaders had been accused of genocide and crimes in opposition to humanity in opposition to the Yoruba individuals of Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Okun Land in Kogi, and Kwara states respectively. 

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According to an announcement made accessible to SaharaReporters on Wednesday by the Communications Manager to Akintoye, Maxwell Adeleye, others who signed the petition with the Ilana Omo Odua chief and Ighoho are Chief Imam of Yoruba in Ilorin, Kwara state, Shielk Raheem Aduranigba, chief of Obinrin Oodua Agbaye, Chief Simisade Kuku, chief of Yoruba Strategy Alliance, Babatunde Omololu, General Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, Arc. George Akinola, and 44 others.

In a letter to the petitioners’ lawyer obtained by SaharaReporters, the ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, Mr. Mark P. Dilon, stated that “as soon as a decision is reached to formally commence investigation into this petition, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you, with reasons for this decision.

“This communication has been duly entered within the Communications Register of the Office. We will give consideration to this communication, as acceptable, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

Other Nigerian authorities officers petitioned are Comptroller General of Customs, Hammid Alli, Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya, former Chief of Airforce, Sadiq Abubakar, former Commandant-General of NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Services, Mohammed Babandede and the Current Commandant-General of NSCDC, Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu.

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Killings: Igboho, Akintoye, 49 Yoruba Groups Drag Buhari, Malami To International Criminal Court

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