Sunday, 1 October 2017

Orji Kalu Reveals more about Nnamdi Kanu, says he was not taken by the military

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed that the the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has absconded to London through Malaysia.

In an interview with the Punch newspaper, Kalu said that contrary to the claim by some people that Kanu was arrested and taken away by the military after some of the supporters of his separatist group clashed with soldiers in Umuahia, the former governor said Kanu has absconded from the country and is now in London.

Kanu has not been seen in public or heard from since after the Umuahia incident sparking the speculations that he might have been abducted by the military.

Last week the military denied the allegation saying Kanu was not in its custody.

If the statement by Uzor Kalu is true, it means that Kanu who is standing trial for treason has effectively become a fugitive.

“Kanu was not taken away by the military. Kanu went to Malaysia from where he travelled to the United Kingdom. Nnamdi Kanu is in London right now as we speak. He was not arrested by anybody. He left the country on his own,” the former governor said.

“One of his relations has spoken to me and explained everything because I wanted to see him and talk to him wherever he was and see how I could meet some Federal Government officials on his issue. I also wanted to see ways of talking to the President about him, and find common ground but his family told me that he has left the country, unless they are lying to me.

“I believe, whether he had left the country or not, he is not with the military because I asked the Commander of the 14 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. A.K Ibrahim, who is a very fine and good soldier, well educated and dedicated, and he told me that they don’t know his whereabouts and I am sure, the Department of State Services have the same information. I also visited the commissioner of police and he said he didn’t know his whereabouts and that they are also looking for him,” he added.

Last week, the British government said it has written to the Nigerian government asking for the whereabouts of Kanu who is also a British citizen.

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