11 January 2017
Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Biafra Independent Movement and founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has denied reports that he is one of the masked persons who had agreed to testify in the ongoing treason case against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Uwazuruike who described the allegations as idiotic went on to describe Kanu and his IPOB as fraudsters who were out to deceive gullible people.
He said if he wished to give evidence against the Director of Radio Biafra, he would have done so in the open court, rather than request to be masked.
Revealing details about Kanu’ past, Uwazuruike said he was the one who established Radio Biafra, discovered Kanu in London and appointed him as the director of the radio station, in spite of warnings by other members of MASSOB in London that Kanu was a fraudster.
Uwazuruike said: “I was the one who discovered Nnamdi Kanu in 2009, 10 years after I had started MASSOB when I travelled to London. I gave the 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.”