Following the 12 bail conditions granted Nnamdi Kanu by a Federal High Court in Abuja, the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (retd), has accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of violating the conditions.
In a Press conference held on Friday in Abuja, Dambazau made the allegation noted, stating that it is left for the Court to determine what becomes of his action and to what extent he violated the conditions when his trial resumes.
The Minister also said: “The other issue is that Nnamdi Kanu violates bail conditions but it is not time yet for him to go back to the court on trial. We have this assumption but I think it is left for the court that gave those conditions to determine whether those conditions were violated or not.
Some of the conditions are;
—Mr. Kanu must not hold rallies.
— He must not be in a crowd of more than 10 people.
— The second surety must be a highly respected Jewish leader since Mr Kanu said his religion is Judaism
— He must not grant interviews.
— The third surety must be a highly respected person who owns landed property and is resident in Abuja
— He must also deposit his British passport with the court
— He must provide three sureties in the sum of N100 million each. etc
“It is not like the police will go after Kanu to arrest him on the grounds that he violated the bail conditions. Kanu will have a day in court and the court will determine his fate because it is the court that gave those conditions.”
Likewise, Danbazu spoke on the reason why the Federal Government and the law enforcement agencies have not arrested leaders of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups behind the quit order given to Igbo in the northern part of the country, explaining that they have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) for questioning.
According Danbazu; “the group that called themselves coalition of Arewa Associations that held a press conference in Kaduna where they gave October 1 ultimatum to the Igbo to quit the north as a response to what they termed as issue of separatist agenda of IPOB and claim that there are lots of excitements from the Igbo against northerners, of course, they later claimed that the media quoted them out of context. I am very much aware that the DSS invited all of them, held a meeting with them to which they made a statement to the effect that what was reported in the media was not what they said.
“They further wrote to the Acting President indicating that they did not make inciting statement as to the issue of violence or forceful ejection of the Igbo in the north. However, it was on the basis of that the northern elders called them to also reaffirm from them that what was reported is not exactly what they meant.
However, the level of the determination of Arewa Association’s October 1 ultimatum given to Igbos might not be ascertained at the moment as a report on vanguard early July had stated that the association were only acting a script.