A Nigerian professor of Law based in Canada, Gideon Christian has dragged Bayo Ononuga, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC to the International Criminal Court, accusing him of inciting comments against Igbos.
Christian in the petition accused Ononuga of inciting ethnic hate that culminated in violence against Igbos in Lagos.Sharing the petition on Twitter, he wrote:
Pursuant to art. 15 of the Rome Statute, I’ve formally requested the prosecutor of the Int’l Criminal Court @IntlCrimCourt to investigate the conduct of Mr. Bayo Onanuga @aonanuga1956 in inciting ethnic hate that culminated in violence against the Igbos in Lagos, Nigeria.
Recall that Chief Bode George, Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos had earlier described the attack on Igbos in Lagos State during the election as war crimes, urging victims to approach the International Criminal Court, ICC for redress.