In Nnamdi Kanu’s ongoing legal struggle with the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari has once again ruled out the possibility of a political settlement or bail for the incarcerated leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu is currently being tried in an Abuja Federal High court on counts of terrorism, treasonable crime, and illegal possession of guns.
Buhari’s statement on Kanu’s bail comes a few days after he accused IPOB of involvement in crude oil pipeline destruction, which has badly damaged the nation’s output.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Buhari refuted claims that Nnamdi Kanu was refused private access to his attorneys, adding that the arrested separatist was being given every opportunity under the law “to defend all the disparaging remarks he has made against Nigeria in the United Kingdom.”