The news of Kanus return has been hitting the air for a while as the Nigerian Police Force in Abia State has began making comments on his arrest.
They vowed to take a decisive action against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu if he returns to Nigeria for the burial of his mother.
The Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, sounded it loud and clear that police in the state will not spare Kanu if he sets foot in Abia State, according to his remark, he claimed that Kanu has been declared wanted.
The Commissioner, in an interview with the Sun, equally warned that police will not hesitate to arrest any IPOB member who may want to identify himself as belonging to the pro Biafra group during the burial.
This was because; IPOB had earlier said that their leader, Kanu will be coming home for his mother’s burial.
In his own words, he said: “Well, if members of IPOB are speculating that, the police do not know that one. What I know is that Nnmadi Kanu jumped bail and escaped and is wanted and remains a wanted man.
He further added: “Until that time, but I couldn’t tell you about police action on anything that is speculation, until he comes.
“If he comes back and submits himself to the police, police will know what to do at that time. Like I said earlier, we do not deal on speculation, but if actually he will come back, then we will know what to do; He concluded.
The Commissioner also said that Kanu jumped bail before he disappeared, and so must submit himself to the police, so that his trial must proceed.
In his own word he further explained in details:
“If he claims he did not do anything, that will be an illusion, living in the inclination of the grandeur. The fact remains that he jumped bail and escaped; and he is wanted, he is wanted. So, that is the position.
When he was asked by the interviewer at THE SUN, if the Police are the ones to decide, because there has been a rumor that says that the Nigerian Police Force is being nosy to the case with Kanu, he responded thus:
“The court will decide and not the police. But the fact remains that once any person is declared wanted, wherever the police see him in any corner of Nigeria, the person will be arrested.
“That has to do with international law and a lot of things are involved that require going through Interpol.
“You know Nigeria is a member of Interpol, a member of international organizations that have treaties; it has to go through these treaties, conventions and all that.
“You can’t just jump over some of these things and you say you want to arrest somebody, no, there are procedures.
“We are in a country that has treaties with other countries, we need a whole lot of laws and all that and you have to go through all those procedures, it’s not a day’s job.”
Compiled at Knight Fredel
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