Buhari Rules Out Bail Option For Nnamdi Kanu During UK Prime Minister

'Let him defend himself'  Buhari tells UK prime Minister ruling out bail option for Nnamdi Kanu



President Muhammadu Buhari has once again turned out bail for Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Kanu’s continued detention, according to the President, is an opportunity for him to “justify all the uncomplimentary things said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.”

The president made the remarks at a bilateral meeting of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president stated that the Federal Government may no longer provide the IPOB leader such a privilege because he formerly jumped bail.

“He felt very safe in Britain and said awful things against Nigeria. We eventually got him when he stepped out of the United Kingdom, and we sent him to court. Let him defend all that he said there.

The Nigerian president also refuted rumors that the IPOB leader was denied seeing his lawyers during his session with Johnson.

“His (Kanu’s) lawyers have access to him. Remember he jumped bail before, how are we sure he won’t do it again if he’s admitted to bail?” Buhari was quoted to have said.

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In response to the UK’s offer to help Nigeria combat insecurity, Buhari told the Prime Minister that stabilizing Libya may be a good first step in tackling instability in many African nations.

He claimed that once Muammar Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown, armed guards were let loose and are now “causing havoc everywhere, as the only thing they know how to do is to shoot guns.”

The president spoke on the Boko Haram insurgency and said that there is a genuine effort being made to educate the public that only a person who is not serious could kill innocent people while yelling “Allah Akbar” (God is Great).

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“God is justice. You can’t take innocent souls, and ascribe it to God. The education process is working and the people now understand Boko Haram as anti-God, and not about religion,” he said.

The British PM inquired about Buhari’s plans to seek government again, showing obvious ignorance of the constitutional two-term limit.

Another term for me? No! In the midst of laughs, Buhari replied, “The first person who tried it didn’t end very well.

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