Simon Ekpa, former radio Biafra anchorman and self-acclaimed disciple of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has accused the leadership of the separatist movement of turning the organization into a profit making venture.
The Finland-based Biafranist in a Facebook update said it was shameful for the leadership of IPOB to front a bank account registered as Limited Liability Company, when some of them claim to be educated
The controversial activist who has been dubbed as “Illegitimate Claimant To Power”, declared that IPOB remains a none profit organisation and therefore cannot be registered as a Limited Liability Company
Ekpa in the update maintained that, registering account under Biafra Freedom as Limited Liability Company is a serious scam in the making.
He said, “The leadership must distance themselves publicly from fronting Biafra account with LLC, this is disgraceful!
“I was told that this is one of the account being fronted by the leadership and yet some of them claim to be educated.
“IPOB remain a none profit organisation and therefore cannot be registered as a business LLC, the intention of the people fronting this account are not known.
“I will be addressing this new development in the absent of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Registering account under Biafra Freedom LLC is a serious scam in the making.
“There is difference between registeration of Radio Station and organisation or freedom movement, especially none profit one.
“If they have changed IPOB to profit making organisation, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu can never support this type of registration.
“Why didn’t the people parading this account register it like every other IPOB account worldwide?
“We must continue to set the record straight and call a spade a spade.
“The leadership must distance themselves publicly from fronting Biafra account with LLC, this is disgraceful!
“I am Simon Ekpa, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Disciple on Biafra Restoration
The lastest remarks by the Ebonyi born Nigerian politician, has proven once again, that indeed, he is a fake disciple of Nnamdi Kanu—for not knowing till this very moment that, IPOB was registered as Limited Liability Company in Britain by his own leader.
Meanwhile, an exclusive report by NewsBand on the 23 of July 2021 titled, “Document reveals Kanu registered IPOB as Private Limited Company, appointed wife as director”, detailed how Nnamdi Kanu appointed his wife as a director in IPOB after doing a new round of registration for the organization in the United Kingdom.
IPOB in the document was registered as a Private Limited Company with the following registration number 13127887, while it was incorporated on the 12 of January 2021.
Further analysis of the document revealed that on the 12 of January 2021 IPOB was incorporated as a Private Limited Company, Nnamdi Kanu also appointed his wife, Sofia Kanu as an active director in the company.
Sofia Kanu in the document stated her nationality as South Africa, place of residence as England while her occupation in the document appeared as company director.
Nnamdi Kanu who also registered the company under the name of ‘IPOB WORLDWIDE LIMITED’ stated his occupation as Media Consultant while radio broadcasting as the major business of the company
Following the mixed reactions that trailed the exclusive report, NewsBand on the 24 of July 2021 did a FACT-CHECK on the document in order to ascertain if the information provided in it were genuine or doctored
In a FACTCHECK report titled, “Did Nnamdi Kanu register IPOB as Private Limited Company in UK?”, NewsBand embarked on a fact-finding mission in order to verify if the information provided in the document were registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom.
Companies House is a government section within the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation. It deals with the regulation and incorporation of limited liability partnerships and limited companies in the UK.
It stands as the official registrar of companies in the UK. The major duties of Companies House include inspecting and maintaining all information on LLPs and limited companies.
The information displayed on the register of companies House can be accessed online by the general public as well as all businesses.
All electronic data is available for free, which makes it simple for the general public to monitor and inspect the ownership, actions and reliability of every company transacting business in the UK.
When NewsBand visited the official Website of Companies House and typed in the registration number of ‘IPOB WORLDWIDE LIMITED’ sighted in the document, automatically, it reproduced the exact information.
IPOB WORLDWIDE LIMITED appeared as the name of company, with the same address and 12 of January 2021 as the day it was incorporated.
So, Simon Ekpa can’t claim to be Nnamdi Kanu loyal disciple, without having knowledge of how the organization he professes to be a member was established.
Ekpa is wrongfully attacking and accusing the lukewarm DOS that never participated in the company’s registration as Limited Liability Company.
At the inception of IPOB, the registration was done as Limited Liability Company, with Nnamdi Kanu as Director while Uche-Mefor was the deputy Director of the company.
However, Simon Ekpa pretending to be ignorant of IPOB being registered as Limited Liability Company in the United Kingdom, makes him a fake disciple of Nnamdi Kanu
Kalu Nwokoro Idika is a writer and investigative journalist
Former National Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC).