Oba of Lagos on hot seat as ICC begins investigation into his anti-igbo remarks


The investigation of the Oba Rilwan Akiolu, for statements made about the Igbo’s in the build-up to the Lagos governorship election by the International Criminal Court is on. In the statement, Mr. Akiolu vowed that Igbos in Lagos who
voted against his preferred candidate, Ambode, would sink in the Lagoon. The son of former governor of old Anambra State, Josef Onoh, on April 21, petitioned the ICC.

He asked them to investigate the threat and bring the monarch to justice. He said he believes that Mr. Akiolu’s threat amounted to a call for violence to be perpetrated against the Igbo in Lagos in the event that the APC governorship candidate loses the election. He noted that the threat violates Article 20 of the International convention and elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. ICC acknowledged receipt of Onoh’s petition and promised to give it consideration.

In a 2nd correspondence to Onoh with reference number OTP-CR-140/15, dated August 13 2015, ICC’s Head of the Information & Evidence unit in the office of the prosecutor, M.P. Dillion, said they were analyzing the situation identified in his petition with the assistance of other related communications and other available information…… n if found guilty, d Lagos State government might b mandate to sand fill d lagoon…..

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