The Indigenous People of Biafra has dragged Prof. Ivan Sheehan of Batimore University, United State of America, to court for alleged false publication against the group.
Recall that Sheehan, who is the executive director of the school of public and international affairs, had in a piece published in The Washington Times called on the US to declare IPOB a global terrorists group.
According to the academic don, the creation of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by the outlawed group in Nigeria rubbishes the groups claim to be a peaceful movement.
He also accused the embattled Nnamdi Kanu of using Radio Biafra to issue threats and back terrorism.
Sheehan stated that the IPOB leader openly declares his support for terrorism, which he describes as worrisome.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, accused Sheehan of publishing a “false and malicious” article against the group.
The pro-Biafra group disclosed that it’s lawyers led by Dr Bruce Fein, had dragged the professor to court over his publication.
“The global movement and family of Indigenous People of Biafra wishes to announce to the general public that our legal luminaries in the US, led by Dr Bruce Fein, IPOB attorney in USA, has taken Prof. Ivan Sascha Kasheen of Batimore University, USA ,to court for writing falsehood and junk against IPOB,” IPOB statement reads in part.
“Dr Ivan was paid to write false and malicious article against IPOB and its leader which was published by Washington Times invariably asking the US State Department to designate a peaceful self determination movement like IPOB as a terrorist organisation.”
“This paid agent will testify before the court why he accused IPOB wrongly and who paid him to do the hatchet job,” the group added.
IPOB stated that it would would address a “world press conference” in Abuja on Wednesday (today) to address some burning issues surrounding Nnamdi Kanu’s court appearance.