The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has denied reports that its members burnt down the house of the late Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor.
Reacting to a claim by the Ohanaeze Vice President-General, Ogene Okeke, IPOB said its members are not terrorists or hoodlums that would burn down Obiozor’s house.
A statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the group never had any confrontation with Obiozor when he was alive, hence can’t attack his property.
According to Powerful: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi KANU take great exception to the unguarded and concocted statement credited to one old man claiming to be speaking for the Ohaneze Ndigbo as their Vice President General.
“First and foremost, IPOB members are neither hoodlums nor terrorists and do not burn people’s houses or attack Biafrans even at the highest level of provocation.
“IPOB didn’t burn Late Prof. Obiozor’s country home. Neither late Obiozor nor his family has ever accused IPOB of those atrocities.
“IPOB and ESN operatives were never in any confrontation with the late Prof. George Obiozor.”
Powerful wondered why the “disciplined IPOB members” would burn down Obiozor’s house when he never had any confrontation with the group.
“We want to ask Ogene Okeke what his relationship with Professor George Obiozor before death struck him? This man was not in contact with Obiozor before he died,” he added.
Powerful charged Ogene to stop using IPOB’s name for his political business because such actions would come with its consequences.