The International Criminal Court [ICC] at the Hague has acknowledged receipt of a 27-page petition filed against dictator Muhammadu Buhari by agitators for the Yoruba Nation.
The petition was signed by Professor Banji Akintoye, Sunday Igboho and 49 others fighting for the sovereignty of the Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
Besides dictator Buhari, indicted in the said petition are: Nigeria’s Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, former Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai and former Inspectors General of Police Mohammed Adamu and Ibrahim Idris.
The petition had been filed against the government officials over allegations of genocide against the Yoruba people of South-West of Nigeria.
Reacting to the petition today, July 14, Mr. Mark P. Dilon, ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, informed the petitioners in writing that their petition had entered the communications register. He also assured the petitioners that consideration would be given to their petition in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the ICC.
Mr Dilon added that the petitioners will be informed as soon as a decision is reached to commence investigation.