Yoruba Strategy Alliance (Omoluabi Worldwide), on Thursday, 8th of July, 2021, wrote a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against alleged Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in South-West Nigeria
Yoruba Strategy Alliance, alongside other interest groups, specifically identifies and drags the following government officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to ICC for alleged Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in South-West Nigeria.
1. Muhammadu Buhari, President;
2. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, Comptroller-General, Customs;
3. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Former Inspector General of Police;
4. Mohammed Adamu, Former Inspector General of Police;
5. Usman Alkali Baba, Current Inspector General of Police;
6. Tukur Yusuf Burutai, Former Chief of Army Staff;
7. Farouk Yahaha, Current Chief of Army Staff;
8. Sadik Abubakar, Air Force, Former Chief of Army Staff;
9. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Former Commandant General, Security & Civil Defense Corps;
10. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, Current Commandant General, Security & Civil Defense Corps;
11. Muhammed Babandede, Comptroller General, Immigration Service; and
12. Abubakar Malami, Lawyer, Minister of Justice, Attorney General.
According to the information provided to the InfoStride News, the petition is duly signed by representatives of various Yoruba groups – Yoruba Strategy Alliance; Igbega Omo Oodua; Ilana Omo Oodua, Worldwide; Isokan Omo Oodua; United Yoruba Kingdom; Oodua Foundation; Egbe Omo Yoruba; Obirin Oodua Agbaye; Yoruba Intelligent Group; Igbimo Omo Ijebu; Paramole; Igbimo Agbaagba Yoruba in Diaspora; Ilana Omo Oodua (Canada Chapter); Akoni Obirin Oodua (Italy Chapter); Concerned Omo Yoruba; Oduduwa Awareness Group; Oodua in Diaspora; Afonja Descendants of Yoruba Nation; Apapo; Ile Agbara Oodua; Egbe Idanileko Ogun Ijangbara; Yoruba Nation Now; and Yoruba Nation Global (Worldwide, Burkina Faso Chapter, Germany Chapter, Togo Chapter, Ghana Chapter, and Libya Chapter).
The groups state the Federal Republic of Nigeria has violated the following articles against the Yoruba:
Article 6: Genocide
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction in whole or in part.
Article 7: Crimes against Humanity
(d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
(g) Rape, sexual slavery…and other forms of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
(h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act, referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;
(i) Enforced disappearance of persons;
(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to the body or to mental or physical health.
In response, the Head of Information & Evidence Unit at the Office of The Prosecutor of the ICC, Mark P. Dillon, stated the following:
“The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court acknowledges receipt of your documents/letter.
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.
Please note this acknowledgement letter does not mean an investigation has been opened, nor that an investigation will be opened by the Office of the Prosecutor.
As soon as a decision is reached, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you with reasons for this decision.”
The complete Submission (26 pages) to the International Criminal Court and the Court’s letter confirming receipt of thereof is attached below:Yoruba Strategy Alliance petition to International Criminal Court (ICC) and Confirmation of receipt
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