A 27-page petition filed by Yoruba Nation agitators against President Muhammadu Buhari has been acknowledged by the International Criminal Court.
The petition was signed by the Leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye; Yoruba Activist, Sunday Igboho; and other 49 persons fighting for the actualization of Oduduwa Republic, an agitated sovereign state for the Yoruba Yoruba nation.
Aside from President Buhari, the petition was also filed against 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.
The Yoruba Nation agitators had petitioned the government officials over alleged genocide against the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria.
In a fresh development, the ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, Mr. Mark P. Dilon, on Tuesday, sent a letter to the petitioners’ lawyer saying the “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.
“As soon as a decision is reached to formally commence investigation into this petition, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you with reasons for this decision,” he added.