Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said forensic investigation carried out so far has revealed a treasure trove of information on the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Mr Mohammed said that for over two years, Nigeria’s security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of the proscribed IPOB leader.
The information Minister claimed that Mr Kanu lived a five-star life across several countries, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designing clothes and shoes.
iVotesNG reports that Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, was on Tuesday rearrested and repatriated to Nigeria to resume his trial.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country. On Tuesday, he was re-arraigned in court and ordered to be remanded in the custody of the DSS, while the case was adjourned till July 26-27, 2021
Lai Mohammed described the operation that led to the arrest of the IPOB leader as one of the most classic operations of its type in the world.
He 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 the 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.
” It is interesting that many are suddenly calling for a fair trial for Kanu as if he didn’t get one before he decided to jump bail and flee. 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.
“Finally, 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.”