The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally acknowledged that it received a 27-page petition filed against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai and former Inspectors General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Muhammed Adamu.
According to information gathered, the said petition was signed by the Leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) and other 49 Yoruba Self-Determination Groups.
It was learnt that through their lawyer, Aderemilekun Omojola, multiple leaders of Yoruba self-determination groups signed and submitted a petition to the ICC, accusing some Nigerian leaders of genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the Yoruba people in states such as Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun and Okun land in Kogi and Kwara state respectively.
Details gathered from the response letter from the ICC's Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, Mr Mark P. Dilon, to Aderemilekun Omojola, the ICC will inform the petitioners as soon as a decision is reached to formally commence investigation into the petition. Dilon also stated that the reasons for this decision will be communicated in writing to the petitioners.
Source: Sahara Reporters.
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