Leader of the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied involvement in the planned launch of Radio Biafra in America on Sunday.
Kanu said that neither himself nor his deputy, Uche Mefor, gave the go ahead for the proposed live broadcast from the USA.
Speaking through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Sunday, Kanu told newsmen that he was aware but did not give permission for the launch.
One of the leaders of IPOB, Leonard Anemene, had in a statement on Friday, disclosed that Radio Biafra was slated to go on air live in the U.S. on Sunday, saying that the project would have taken off earlier but for some challenges they had encountered.
Anemene noted that if not for some challenges, the project would have been out earlier.
He did not, however, disclose the exact location where the station will be broadcasting from.
Kanu acknowledged that“Radio Biafra has approval and authorization to set up in America according to the U.S. laws,” but he stressed that “neither me nor my deputy, Uche Mefor, gave approval for it to go on air today in America.”
Kanu is currently in custody at the Kuje prison where he is remanded in the ongoing treason charges brought against him by the federal government.
Six charges, out of the total 11-count charges against him were dropped at the last hearing date, as the trial judge held that the federal government had provided no evidence to prove that the accused persons actually committed the offenses.