23rd January, 2023
Southeast Nigeria secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has suspended Kingsley, the younger brother of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group, in a statement by its National Coordinator in Germany, Collins Chinedu, said Kingsley was suspended for working against the interest of the group.
The statement indicated that Kingsley was suspended by lPOB leadership in Germany unanimously and indefinitely with effect from 21st of January 2023.
In the statement, which was released by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, Kingsley was accused of engaging in activities capable of bringing the Germany’s chapter of the group to disrepute.
Specifically, he was accused of disorganizing IPOB worldwide, insubordination, setting up a parallel leadership for the group in Germany as well as violating its code of conduct.
Specifically, Kingsley, according to the statement, reported a fellow IPOB member to the German police, which is against the IPOB’s code of conduct and his oath to the group.
The group added that Kingsley has been using his affiliation to the detained IPOB leader to gain “unmerited super advantage” and has been placing himself above every rule in Landsberg am Lech Germany though he is an ordinary member.
He was accused of imposing and parading an expelled IPOB member, Ogbenna Abraham as the new National Coordinator in Germany with the sole intent to cause division within the existing structure in Germany”.
IPOB , however, said Kingsley must understand that the Biafra struggle is beyonda “family affair” as the group is a registered nonprofit organisation under German laws.
“Kingsley Kanu must therefore, be reminded that further violations of the code of conduct will have serious legal consequences,” the group warned.