Northern elders demand Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest
Northern elders demand Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest – Some leaders from northern part of Nigeria has called on the federal government to without delay arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
According to them, the IPOB leader was granted bail on certain conditions, adding that if it was established that he had violated his bail conditions, it was up to court to decide.
Elder statesman, Yanko Yakassai said there was nothing wrong with the Federal Government’s moves to rearrest Kanu for his unguarded utterances.
He said, “Kanu is under bail with certain conditions, if those conditions were breached, it was right for the government to approach the court for decision.
“The issue is purely judicial, and the Federal Government has taken the right step to address it, and current effort by tribal lords to politicise it is unfortunate “
On his part, a member of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Senator Joseph Waku, particularly called for the immediate detention of the IPOB leader.
Waku told Vanguard that nobody was above the law, stressing that Nnamdi Kanu should not be an exception.
He said: “Did he not violate his bail conditions? He should have his bail revoked and put back in jail. Nobody is above the law. The government should demonstrate thàt it is serious.”l
Similarly, a former Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, said: “Kanu was not acquitted of the charges against him; he was only released on medical grounds. And the court gave him conditions which he appears to have violated. And he has developed a penchant for making trouble.
‘’I think the government is right to have approached the court again because if Kanu is left to continue the way he is going, other groups will emulate him.”
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