Let the law court judge Nnamdi Kanu declares Nigerian President Buhari

<SUNBIGHT> ~ Nigeria ~ Abuja ~ 6th January, 2022.

Report by Ikenga Amaogudu

IN an interview aired on Channels Television on Wednesday night monitored by SUNBIGHT MEDIA, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, should defend himself in court for disseminating false information about his administration.

Recall that in November 2021, some notable Igbo elders led by former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, visited the President in Aso Rock and requested the unconditional release of the detained pro-Biafran activist.

During the visit, Buhari had told them he would not want to interfere in the running of the judiciary but said he would consider their demand which he described as a “heavy one”.

Speaking on Wednesday night, the Nigerian President said “There is one institution that I wouldn’t interfere with, that is the judiciary, Kanu’s case is with the judiciary but what I wonder is when Kanu was safely in Europe, abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I thought he wants to come and defend himself on the accusations.”

“So, we are giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system, not to be abusing us from Europe as if he was not a Nigerian. Let him come here with us and then criticise us here. Nigerians know that I don’t interfere with the judiciary, let him be listened to. But those who are saying that he should be released, no, we cannot release him.”

On the possibility for a political solution, Buhari said, “There is a possibility of political solution. If people behave themselves, all well and good but you can’t go to a foreign country and keep on sending incorrect economic and security problems (sic) against our country and thinking that you would not account for what you have been doing. Let him (Kanu) account for what he has been doing.”

The 54 year-old pro-Biafra activist was first arrested in 2017 but fled the country after the invasion of his country home by the Nigerian armed forces in 2018.

After about three years abroad, Kanu was re-arrested in Kenya and whisked to Nigeria in June 2021. He has been re-arrainged in the Abuja High Court for terrorism-related charges and was remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Secret Security Services with his trial set to continue on January 18, 2022.■

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