WHY FG RULES OUT BAIL OPTION FOR IPOB LEADER, KANU ~ says Buhari
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has ruled out granting bail to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi NNAMDI KANU.
In a a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, FEMI ADESINA, BUHARI disclosed KANU was given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things he said against Nigeria when he was in Britain.
The statement noted that President BUHARI came out with this at a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister, BORIS JOHNSON, on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday, Thursday.
On whether KANU had been denied access to his lawyers privately, the President said the detained separatist agitator is being given access to his lawyers.
The statement read in parts: “He (KANU) 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”.
BUHARI said that, considering that KANU jumped bail earlier, the Federal Government may not consider granting him such a privilege anymore.
“His 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”?