Kanu’s IPOB not a legal entity, can’t be banned – Adegboruwa - OBI-AFRICA


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Friday, 22 September 2017

Kanu’s IPOB not a legal entity, can’t be banned – Adegboruwa

An activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has condemned the proscription order given against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Adegboruwa, who stated this in a release, said the body is not known in law as a legal entity.
According to him, it would have been a different thing, if the group had been registered in the country.
“If IPOB is registered in Nigeria, it could only sue and be sued in the corporate name of its incorporated trustees. The Attorney General, with all due respect, cannot file or maintain a suit in court against IPOB, in the manner formulated in this case. The supposed defendant in the case is not a registered entity in law.

“Furthermore, unlike other associations like the Nigerian Bar Association, IPOB is not recognised or mentioned or legitimised in any existing statute.
For a suit to be competent, there must be proper parties before the court. In this case, the supposed defendant, IPOB, is a non-juristic person, against which no action can be maintained in any court of law,” he said.
Meanwhile, an Igbo socio-cultural and pressure group, Igboezue International and Diaspora, has described the declaration of the IPOB as a terrorist group as an insult to Igboezue.

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