Biafra: Investigate Obama, Bush, leave Nigeria alone- Nigerians in Diaspora warn US lawyer over IPOB

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    The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has reacted to the emerging report that Fein & DelValle PLLC, an American law firm is gathering evidence to charge President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

    The group asked the firm to channel its energy to investigate former United States president, George Bush and Barack Obama and leave Nigeria alone.

    Pasca Ogwola, Coordinator, USA/Canada, NDMG said it was disheartening that some people were unhappy over the proscription of IPOB and its activities.

    Ogwola said the lawyer was exploring how to make money out of the defunct Biafra republic.

    His statement reads in full:

    The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has learnt with disappointment that some Nigerians are being misled by news that Fein & DelValle PLLC, an American law firm, is gathering evidence to charge President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for successfully containing the terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB).

    The claims made by one of the lawyers for the firm, Bruce E. Fein, are ordinarily laughable but for the fact that they have all the makings of a scheme meant to con the unwary ones among our brothers of Igbo extraction out of their hard earned money while setting up our younger ones up for life threatening confrontations with law enforcement agencies. The lawyer is exploring how to make money out of the defunct Biafra republic and has no cares in world how this affect the local population who he has apparently dismissed as collateral damage in his quest to get rich.

    Fein apparently lied to the inconspicuous audience he addressed at Chicago State University, USA earlier this month by creating the impression that there is a case against the Nigerian government and military before the ICC. It was a classical American Lawyer trick to con money out of unsuspecting people and this was adequately exposed when he said “litigation moves slowly. Patience, unity, and FINANCIAL support are indispensable to success.”
    Biafra: Investigate Obama, Bush, leave Nigeria alone - Nigerians in Diaspora warn US lawyer over IPOB suit - Daily Post Nigeria

    Things could get very interesting.
     
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    Thanks for posting this update. I had no idea these political
    problems had taken this turn. Last I saw anything in the media,
    a group of Independents were appealing to Trump to come back
    them up in liberating themselves from economic oppression,
    bullying and censorship.

    When I first heard of the genocide going on in Biafra/Ogoniland
    over the oil/mineral rights taken from the native villages by Dutch
    Shell Oil, it was the illegal execution of Ken Sarowiwa that brought
    the issues to international spotlight on human rights abuses and violations.

    To summarize that history, I wrote this Song for Sarowiwa about
    the plight of Ogoniland and the Nigerian Villagers in Biafra.

    http://www.houstonprogressive.org

    At the time I wrote these lyrics, I did not know the full
    significance of the song "One Tin Soldier" to which this was
    written. It adds more meaning that I did not consciously intend.

    Thanks again for bringing this up, which I did not know about!

    http://www.houstonprogressive.org

    SONG FOR SAROWIWA
    To the tune of "One Tin Soldier"

    Here's a story of a struggle
    Taking place across the sea
    Between the peaceful
    Ogoni people
    And the Dutch Shell company

    The tiny region of Biafra
    Is sitting on an oil reserve
    Blood is spilled by those who drill
    But cannot quench
    The endless thirst

    They pillage and rape the villages
    Plunder and steal the land
    It's murder in the name of Mammon
    The supply will never meet demand

    So bow to the red and yellow
    Pray to your Texaco stars
    Let the market forces conquer
    So more of us can drive our cars

    The native people chose a leader
    Seeking to negotiate
    Sarowiwa died for freedom
    Executed by the state

    Called a traitor, jailed for treason
    By a bought-out government
    No public trial, no written record
    Dollar signs
    Are all they read

    While pillagers rape the villages
    Plunder and steal their land
    Killing in the name of profit
    The supply will never meet demand

    So welcome the red and yellow
    Hail to the Texaco stars
    Let the market forces conquer
    So we can keep our fancy cars

    I say a prayer for Sarowiwa
    On the highway while I drive
    Though I'm running close to empty
    I cannot even stop to cry

    I hope the Heavens will forgive me
    I count the stations passing by
    Knowing every tank I use
    Is fueling global genocide

    The pillage and rape of villages
    The plunder of Ogoniland
    Murder in the name of Mammon
    The supply will never meet demand

    So worship the red and yellow
    Pray to your Texaco stars
    Let the market forces conquer
    Foreign lands by starting wars

    Let the market forces conquer
    Foreign lands by starting wars
     
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    Imagine getting the "death penalty" for standing up for the locals against corrupt Nigerian govt, as Sarowiwa did.

    And imagine having enough political friends and enemies that would use that scandal to publicize this plight worldwide.

    It's crazy he got more publicity and support for the people by getting killed rather than living and fighting this battle alive.

    But if support dies offer because the lawsuit got settled, then maybe the powers that be just used more "hush money" to shut down the whole issue.

    Is this the mode of politics we really want to leave as a legacy and teach our kids in the future?
     

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