The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged the petition filed by Yoruba Nation Activists/Agitators against the Nigerian Government. ayokinews.com reports
The 27-page petition was filed against Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, Former Inspectors General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Muhammed Adamu and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
In the filed petition, the activists accused the Nigerian federal government of crimes against humanity and also genocide in yoruba states which includes Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Okun land in Kogi, and Kwara.
Acknowledging the filed petition, the ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, Mr. Mark P. Dilon, said;
“This communication has been duly entered in the Communications Register of the Office.
“We will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
“As soon as a decision is reached to formally commence investigation into this petition, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you, with reasons for this decision.”
Other government officials who were petitioned are Comptroller General of Customs, Hammid Alli; Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba; Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya; former Chief of Airforce, Sadiq Abubakar; former Commandant-General of NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi; Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Services, Mohammed Babandede and the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu.
The petition filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) was signed by Leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye; Yoruba Activist, Sunday Adeyemo also called Sunday Igboho; Imam of Yoruba in Ilorin, Kwara State, Shielk Raheem Aduranigba; Leader of Obinrin Oodua Agbaye, Chief Simisade Kuku; Leader of Yoruba Strategy Alliance, Babatunde Omololu; General Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, George Akinola, and 44 others.