The Indigenous People of Biafra has demanded the stepping down of Justice Binta Nyako from the case of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The pro-Biafran group in a statement on Saturday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, said Nyako has been “compromised” by the Federal Government.

Powerful said that as a result, the judge would not deliver any justice in the matter.

He insisted that Biafrans, both home and the diaspora, demand that Justice Nyako step down from Kanu’s case.

He alleged that Nyako will not deliver a fair judgment as she is under uncontrollable pressure from the Federal Government of Nigeria to jail an innocent man to save her husband and son from EFCC.

The statement said, “The global family of IPOB demands that Justice Binta Nyako step down from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case. Nyako is already compromised because the Federal Government of Nigeria is pointing a gun at her head to jail Kanu to free her husband and son from their EFCC case.

“IPOB will never allow the Federal Government to use our leade as bait to entice Nyako to carry out their ugly agenda. Kanu cannot be sacrificed to save the corrupt and treasury looters. Kanu has not committed any offence known to the law. His only offence is that he is championing Biafra’s self-determination movement.

“Justice Nyako must understand that Kanu belongs to every South Easterner and they don’t want to see anything ugly happen to him. The calamity that will befall the country will be better imagined. President Bola Tinubu and Nyako must save the country by releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

He, however, called on human rights advocates to interfere and ensure fairness in Nigeria’s judicial system.

“We urge all Western countries and human rights organisations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Inter-Society organisations and other reputable human rights organisations to prevail on the Federal Government of Nigeria to save their judicial system in Nigeria.

“IPOB understands the precarious situation Justice Binta Nyako has found herself in. That is why we demand that she steps down from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case,” he stated

This demand came 10 days after Nyakob threatened to adjourn sine die the trial of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu when his lawyer, Alloy Ejimakor, that his client’s rights to a fair trial were being disrespected.