Following allegations that the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrrested in Nairobi, Kenya, after being setup by a fellow Igbo, “Iyke Mbaise”, the Mbaise Community, Nairobi, Kenya under the aegis of Nwannedilamba Mbaise Family Meeting has described that as “falsehood, deliberately intended to tarnish the honourable image of the Mbaise nation”.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the group said it has ” put forward N10m, to give anybody who will prove that the said Iyke, who took part in betraying MNK, is from Mbaise”.
Recall that Kanu was allegedly lured to Kenya by a confidant to come and receive a hefty donation for the Biafra Project.
The statement read in parts:
“The Mbaise community makes bold to say, that Mbaise, is one of the safest communities in Igbo land. The Mbaise man, is not a back stabber. He does not betray, nor leak secret information placed at his disposal.
“The importance of Mbaise in the scheme of Igbo agenda, was manifest during the civil war when in 1968, the Biafra agenda, was unfolded in Mbaise – in Ahiara Declaraction.
“The mention of Mbaise name in MNK’s betrayal in Kenya, was to give the Mbaise nation a bad name in order to crucify them and a total hoax. The Mbaise man is not a coward. Our denial of this blackmail, is not borne out of fear, but a move to wash ourselves off this calculated attempt to redicule our Honourable image.
“To show the total foolishness of this allegation, why did the writer of the blackmail not describe the serving Senator mentioned as one of the alleged master minds, by his community’s? The alleged Iyke Mbaise, has no surname. Did he just come to Kenya, newly, that nobody knew his surname, but they quickly knew he came from Mbaise.
“This satanic write up is a mere blackmail machanism totally concooted to smear the image of Mbaise and should be disregarded.”