Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned moves by the Federal Government to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Federal Government, in an application which was reportedly served on Kanu on Friday, has asked the court to revoke the bail granted Kanu, and also order his immediate arrest by the police.
The motion seeking the revocation of Kanu’s bail was hinged on the grounds that the IPOB leader had flouted the terms and conditions of the bail granted him by Justice Binta Nyako.
However, speaking on Saturday, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, accused the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, of being bias.
The Ohanaeze leader noted that the bail conditions handed down by the court violated Kanu’s human rights.
It has just been brought to my notice that the Attorney General of the Federation has approached the courts to incarcerate Nnamdi Kalu for flouting his bail conditions.
I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.
I am equally miffed by the audacity with which the Attorney General displays his bias without regard to his oath of office.
A few hours ago under the watchful eyes of the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and in total defiance of the Head of State’s proclamation of the rights of a citizen of Nigeria to live anywhere in Nigeria and to do business anywhere in Nigeria, the Arewa youths, pretending to withdraw their quit notice gave qualifications to the Head of State’s proclamation, issuing conditions for enjoyment of citizenship status.
These same Arewa youths are supposed to have been arrested on the orders of the Governor of Kaduna State and the Inspector General of Police for acts of treason, conversion and sedition.
As the Chief Law Officer of the Federation, the Attorney General looks the other way. He does not go to court to seek an order of arrest or prosecution.