The Nigerian Government said the re-arrested leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was for two years living a luxurious lifestyle and junketing round the globe in private jets while under the watchlist of security operatives.
Penpushing reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made this known while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja, but kept mute to address the legitimacy of the procedure adopted in bringing the fugitive back to the country
“It will interest Nigerians to know that for over two years, our security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of the proscribed IPOB leader as he lived a five-star life across several countries, traveling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments, and turning out in designer clothes and shoes. Of course, as we all saw, he was wearing an attire made by Fendi, a luxury Italian fashion brand, when he was arrested’ Mohammed said.
“We can tell you that the forensic investigation carried out so far has revealed a treasure trove of information on the proscribed IPOB leader and his collaborators. While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their standing in society, will be spared. They will all face the full wrath of the law for their activities that challenge our nation’s sovereignty and threaten its unity. No one, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than the country”
Penpushing further reports that, the Minister said Kanu who is facing a treasonable felony charges will be treated fairly in the course of the trial, adding that the arrest was made possible through the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies.
“However, I can assure you that the fair deal that Kanu denied many of the victims of the violence which he willfully instigated through his broadcasts and tweets will not be denied him’, he added.
“There have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed. What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We continue to respect and honour the obligations’,Mohammed stated
Penpushing also reports that, it is recalled that, Kanu, who fled Nigeria in 2017, and on his re-arrest and arraignment, told the court that he did not jump bail as alleged, rather he escaped for his safety when military invaded him home.
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