I Can’t Release Nnamdi Kanu, Says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday night, said detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, should answer for his actions.

He spoke during an interview aired by Channels Television.

He said he would not interfere with the judicial process.

The President, who responded to questions on several national issues on the programme, said: “I wouldn’t dare interfere with the judiciary.

“We cannot rule out possibility of political solution, but if he will behave himself all well and good.

“But you can’t go to a foreign country and keep on sending incorrect economic and security problems against your country and thinking that you will never have to account for what you have been doing.

“Let him account for what he has been doing.

“There is one institution that I wouldn’t dare interfere with. That’s the judiciary. Kanu’s case is with the judiciary.

“But what I wonder is when Kanu was simply in Europe, abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I never thought really he wants to voluntarily come and defend himself on the accusations he has.

“So, we’re giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system and 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 in Nigeria, let him be listened to.

“But people who are saying he should be released, no, we cannot release him.”


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