IPOB Closes US Bank Account ‘Over Fraud’

IPOB Closes US Bank Account ‘Over Fraud’

A US bank account belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been closed over fraud.

In a statement, Chika Edoziem, IPOB head of directorate, said the account served as a “worldwide” platform for members of the group to pay their monthly contributions.

According to Edoziem, IPOB closed the account after a message was sent from the bank that some “yet to be identified persons” accused it of fraudulently operating the account.

He also advised the members to comply as new account has been opened for same purpose.

“That the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide, Nnamdi Kanu, authorised the opening of the IPOB USA, families were instructed to pay in their monthly contributions.”

“That this same USA national account was also designated by our leader as the account for ESN worldwide contributions.

“Following a report to the bank by yet to be identified persons that this account is fraudulent, the bank requested that the account be closed,” the statement read.

IPOB is an outlawed organisation in Nigeria. Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is currently custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Kanu, who is standing a treason trial, jumped bail in 2017 but was rearrested last month.