Biafra: What will happen to Nigeria if my son is killed, re-arrested – Nnamdi Kanu’s father explodes
By Ameh Comrade Godwin
Daily Post Nigeria
9th September 2017
His Royal Highness, Isaac Okwu Kanu, father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has vowed that Nigeria would be in trouble if his son is arrested or killed.
Pa Kanu said the recent move by the Federal Government to get his son re-arrested, warning that it would spell doom for the country.
Speaking with the Sun, Kanu, who doubles as the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government area of Abia State also sent an SOS to the United Nations, alleging that the Federal Government planned to kill his son.
“Yes, of course, I’m a human being. When they talk of re-arresting him, it means they want to kill him, but God will not allow them because my son has done nothing wrong. I am using this opportunity to call on the United Nations to call the Nigerian government to order because they are planning to kill my son. My son did not do anything; government should go after those who have committed offence against Nigeria.
He said. “Why will they want to re-arrest him? Did he kill anybody? Did he flout the constitution? Some people are saying that my son, flouted the bail condition given him by a Federal High Court in Abuja, but the question remains, what type of bail condition was that? Is it possible that a person of my son’s standing in the society could stay without meeting up to 10 persons in a day or week?
“So, the said bail condition was against his fundamental human rights. But that not withstanding, I know what we are passing through in my palace; trying to stop people from coming here, but there is a limit to which we can do that. Initially, the major gate to my palace had always been open, but since he came back, that gate has always been shut and we did that to stop people from gaining access to the compound. So, I don’t know what they are talking about.”
Asked what will happen if his son is rearrested, the monarch said, “Yes, re-arresting my son will definitely cause more problems for the country. Why would they re-arrest my son; to kill him? God and our people will not allow that to happen. They should realise that Nnamdi has a boy he has not set his eyes on since he was born and it was out of respect for the laws of the land that made him not to go to London to see that boy.”
9th September 2017
High Royal Highness (Eze) Israel Okwu Kanu, father of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the recent move by the federal government to rearrest his son will be its greatest mistake.
In an interview with The Sun, the traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia said his son had done nothing wrong and that any plans to arrest him will brew more problems for the country.
He said the grounds on which the rearrest of Kanu is being sought are baseless, adding that the bail conditions granted him are a violation of his fundamental human rights.
After spending 18 months in detention, following his arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS), Binta Nyako, justice of a federal high court in Abuja, had granted Kanu bail on April 25.
But the government says he has flouted the bail conditions, prompting the calls for his arrest.
“When they talk of re-arresting him, it means they want to kill him, but God will not allow them because my son has done nothing wrong,” he said.
“I am using this opportunity to call on the United Nations to call the Nigerian government to order because they are planning to kill my son.
“Why will they want to re-arrest him? Did he kill anybody? Did he flout the constitution?
“Some people are saying that my son, flouted the bail condition given him by a Federal High Court in Abuja, but the question remains, what type of bail condition was that? Is it possible that a person of my son’s standing in the society could stay without meeting up to 10 persons in a day or week?
“So, the said bail condition was against his fundamental human rights.
“The court in the first place never restrained him from moving about. So, in the course of going to see one or two of his friends and those people would organise reception for him, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that to warrant his being crucified.
“The question I have been asking since I heard about this planned re-arrest is whether Nnamdi is running away from the country? There is no way he would do that. Any day they want him to appear in court, he will quietly do that.”
Okwu further accused the government of being biased in its reaction to the northern quit notice in relation to Biafra agitations. This, he said, will only add momentum to the clamour for secession.
Okwu also said he could not advice his son to quit the agitation for Biafra.
“I read the other day that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said the Federal Government did not arrest sponsors of quit notice to Igbo living in the northern part of the country because of the security implications,” he said.
“From what he said, it was not that the Arewa youths did not commit any offence, but the issue is that the Federal Government is afraid of what will come out of such arrests and allowed them to move freely.
“On the other hand, they are making move to get Nnamdi Kanu, who had done nothing re-arrested because they believe nothing would happen if they do that, but they may be making the greatest mistake.
“It is this treating people from a certain part of the country as being superior to others that is making the agitation for Biafra to gain momentum on a daily basis.”