President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has been warned by Primate Ayodele to “stop making noise about Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest.”
According to the NG Times Online News, Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari about the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The divisive cleric claimed that the outcry over Kanu’s detention by the federal government would give the IPOB leader undue prominence.
He also cautioned that the Nigerian government’s actions would have legal ramifications.
The statement reads partly: “The government should look at the legal implication of this. In fact, with how the government is celebrating his arrest, it will have a negative impact on President Buhari’s administration.
“They need to tread with caution and pay attention to the legal implications so that it will not be used against President Buhari administration.
“Arresting Nnamdi Kanu is not a pass mark for the government, making noise about this will only give him unnecessary relevance, IPOB will begin to give the government conditions that are unnecessary, his arrest is not worth celebrating at all but they should look at the legal implications.”
The embattled IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was re-arrested by the Nigerian authorities on Sunday and deported to the country, according to NG Times Online News.
Despite the government’s silence on where the IPOB leader was apprehended, Kanu’s family members claim that he was re-arrested in Kenya.
The IPOB leader was returned to Nigeria to continue his trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja, which is overseen by Justice Binta Nyako.
The court placed him in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday and adjourned the case.