Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has described Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “fraudster” who has no genuine interest in the Biafran struggle.
Speaking in Owerri, Imo state capital, while responding to the allegation by IPOB that the federal government had contracted him to testify against Kanu in secret, Uwazuruike said he could do so openly if he wanted.
Describing the allegation as “laughable”, Uwazuruike said the modern Biafra is his product.
BELOW is Uwazuluike's Press Statement
“Nnamdi Kanu was homeless when I met him in London. I gave him the first money to rent an apartment after he was thrown out by the Ghanaian woman he was living with. When I met him in London he had no job and no certificate, he was into internet fraud (yahoo-yahoo business).
So he should shut up and face his trial like a freedom fighter, and if need be die for the course. He is not the first Igbo man to be tried for treason, I also stood before the same judge handling his case for the same charge of treason.
I was the one who discovered Nnamdi Kanu in 2009, 10 years after I had started MASSOB when I travelled to London. I gave him money to establish Radio Biafra, rented a house for him and bought him a car because he was jobless and into Yahoo-Yahoo. He was not in school and had no degree.When I appointed him as the Director of Radio Biafra, Benjamin and others refused to work under him because they said he was a fraudster.
So, he is nobody and I can’t travel to Abuja to give evidence against him and worst of all to wear a mask to do that.The insinuation by IPOB is not only idiotic, stupid but laughable because I am still the leader of the Biafra struggle.”
- Ralph Uwazuruike, Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)