Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday visited the Director of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, at Kuje Prison in Abuja. According to Dr Kalu, the Biafran leader shouldn’t be in prison
“Today, I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison and we engaged in a very long discussion. Kanu is my brother and a son of the soil. He shouldn’t be where he is because Kuje Prison is not his home. It is therefore my utmost concern to see him regain his freedom like every other Nigerian” he wrote on social media.
Recall that on December 14, shortly after Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja fixed January 10, 11 and 12 to commence his trial, Kanu, who could no longer bottle his anger, flared up again, saying he would in the course of the trial, expose things that would sink Nigeria.
“This is nonsense. I will give testimony before this court. By the time I finish, there will be no Nigeria. This is no Sharia court. It is a court that operates under the common law. “There will be no screening of witnesses, no fake identities or fake addresses. I cannot be tried in secret. No. Nnamdi Kanu cannot be jailed in secret. They are mad. Why must I be tried in secrecy by a government that does not obey court orders. “They are killing my people in public. After killing my people, they want to try me in private? That person is mad. I won’t allow it,“ Kanu fumed.
The IPOB leader is facing an 11-count charge alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. Charges against the accused persons border on reasonable felony and their alleged involvement in acts of terrorism. The defendants had earlier alleged plot by the Federal Government to import foreigners to testify against them.