HEDA wants Asari Dokubo tried at ICC
A non-governmental organisation The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has addressed International Criminal Court (ICC) over inciting comments of Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and his Niger Delta militants ahead of the next week general elections.
HEDA in a letter to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, noted that the statements by Mr. Dokubo and other Niger Delta militants were “akin to preparation for crimes against humanity”.
He said: “Madam Prosecutor, to avoid a repeat of the Kenyan experience, where evidence to prosecute alleged sponsors of post-election violence could not be sufficiently mobilized, your office is hereby implored to broaden your monitoring engagement to cover pre-election utterances, actions, inactions and postulations from January 2014.”
“Political gladiators have set the template for developments leading to the heated electoral process. Several politicians, public office holders and their supporters have embarked on hate campaigns, open threat of violence and even act tantamount to genocide .”
Niger Delta militants gathered in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State two weeks ago, and warned to start the war if the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan would lost in forthcoming elections.
The group was responding to attacks on President Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign team during his rallies in the North of Nigeria.
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