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Buhari: I Can’t Release Nnamdi Kanu

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the option of releasing the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Buhari said this during an interview session with Channels Televisionn on Wednesday.

According to him, he would not want to interfere with the judiciary.

He said, “There is one institution that I wouldn’t interfere with, that is the judiciary, Kanu’s case is with the judiciary but what I wonder is when Kanu was safely in Europe, abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I thought he wants to come and defend himself on the accusations.


“So, we are giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system, not to be abusing us from Europe as if he was not a Nigerian. Let him come here with us and then criticise us here. Nigerians know that I don’t interfere with the judiciary, let him be listened to. But those who are saying that he should be released, no, we cannot release him.”

Recall that some members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had last year visited the president, where they pleaded that the IPOB leader, who is currently standing trial for treason, be freed.

They had asked the president to show mercy and Buhari had promised to see what he could do.