The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who is in custody at the Kuje Prisons, has indicated willingness to embrace a political solution meant to ensure his release from detention.
The IPOB leader made this known in Abuja through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, while dissociating himself from the purported negotiations going on between the Federal Government and the members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), where Kanu was named to be have been part of.
“Nnamdi Kanu has no connection, contact, ties or any form of relationship with the members of the MEND. As such, MEND has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiations, going on between MEND and the Federal Government.
“However, Nnamdi Kanu is not averse to political solution, in resolving his present politically orchestrated ordeal”, he said.
The Federal Government was cautioned on going on a wild goose chase of sponsoring it’s representatives to travel to far away Bayelsa state or the creeks of Niger Delta region, in other to reach Kanu, because “they know where they kept him, which is easily accessible to them”.
Furthermore, the Biafra agitator again lampooned the Federal Government for frustrating his trial with undue delays, reiterating his stance for the trial court, Justice John Tsoho, to disqualify itself from the matter.
Kanu who is standing trial before the court on a six count charge alongside one Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwauisi also alleged that, the concocted charge of treasonable felony preferred against him was to secure his continued by unjust incarceration, having been granted bail by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of an Abuja Federal High Court.
“The question now arises as to whether a single individual can be charged solely with offence of treasonable felony, taking into cognizance the ingredients of the treason as enumerated for under Section 41 of the criminal code Act Cap C38 laws of the federation”.