BIAFRA Independent Movement [BIM] led by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has accused the new leader of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra [MASSOB], Comrade Uchenna Madu of collecting N500 million from the Federal Government to stop the release-Nnamani Kanu protest.
But in a swift reaction, MASSOB dismissed the allegation as baseless, saying it reflects the thinking of “a drowning group looking for where to cling”, and described the allegation as “paid black mail”.
Mr. Sunny Okoroafor of BIM had leveled the allegation against Uchenna Madu and urged him to return the money to the Federal Government.
In a statement signed by the new Secretary of MASSOB, Ibem Ugwoke Ibem, the group condemned what it called “calculated attempt by the Uwazuruike’s BIM to discredit and blackmail the MASSOB leader.
“This distractions, false impression and blackmail will never distract, frustrate or hinder our leader, Uchenna Madu from his consistent and determined spirit of non-violence Biafra actualization and continue to press for Nnamdi Kanu’s release.
“The release of Kanu is paramount in MASSOB agenda now. We are not deterred by blackmail and negative impression being circulated by BIM.
Sunny Okoroafor said that they have evidence of where Uchenna Madu collected millions of Naira to stop Biafra demonstration. MASSOB challenges Okoroafor to disclose his evidence in three days or we shall expose the secret of all Uwazuruike’s [alleged] atrocities.
“The new leader, Uchenna Madu has never collected any money from Federal Government”.