Prior to the alleged threat made by the former militant leader Asari Dokubo, The Igbo Lawyers Association (ILA), has called for his arrest.
The Igbo Lawyer Association has also accused the Nigerian government for being silent over the alleged threat made by DOKUBO, having said the entire Igbo race will be wiped out by him. However, the group have urged the Acting Inspection General of Police IGP Kayode Egbetokun for his immediate arrest and investigation.
The group expressed their wishes to the IGP in a letter titled “Threats/Hate Speech Against Ndi-Igbo by Asari Dokubo: A Call For His Arrest and Possible Prosecution”, ILA said Dokubo cannot be allowed to be moving freely after committing what it termed a heinous crime against the Igbos.“We have watched with dismay and disbelief the video of Asari Dokubo which was circulated online on 23 June 2023, wherein he threatened to wipe out the Igbo Race, which said threats, as contained in the video, are against the spirit of the anti-terrorism act and the cybercrime act of 2015. “In the said video, Asari Dokubo was seen committing this heinous crime against one of the major tribes/races in Nigeria. Regrettably, the said suspect is still walking freely without any sign of arrest or prosecution.“Therefore, we the Igbo Lawyers Association passionately call on your highly respected office, to quickly intervene, and arrest Asari Dokubo for possible investigation and prosecution. Accept our esteemed regards.” the letter was said to be signed by Chief Ukpai Ukairo, Deputy Leader and Barr. Victor Chinonye Onweremadu, Coordinator, the letter includes: “That the Inspector General Of Police should order the arrest of Asari Dokubo, with immediate effect for possible investigation and prosecution of the threats to wipe out the Igbo tribe, which is one of the major tribes in Nigeria.“We noted with dismay and disbelief that despite the notoriety of the said video of threats to wipe out the Igbo Race, Asari Dokubo is still walking freely in Nigeria without any form of arrest from the police. “And in the event the Inspector General Of Police fails to heed the call to arrest Asari Dokubo, Igbo lawyers will commence a suit of mandamus to compel the Inspector General Of Police to do his work.”