The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed that security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for two years.
Mohammed disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu was living a five-star lifestyle across the world after he jumped bail in Nigeria in 2017.
“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, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designing 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 at a press conference on Thursday.
He added that the Kanu is facing over 10 charges in court. “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, Kanu 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.”
He assured Nigerians that Nnamdi Kanu will get a fair trial despite denying many citizens same. “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,” Mohammed said.