Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Aka Ikenga Issues Warning To FG On Kanu's Detention

An Igbo group, Aka Ikenga has warned the federal government that mayhem would be unleashed if Nnamdi Kanu passes away in detention, Daily Independent reports.
The director of Radio Biafra was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS)
and his continued detention has resulted in several protests in some parts of the country. The protesters have also been agitating for an independent Biafra state.

Goddy Uwazurike, the president of the group said on Wednesday, December 30 in Lagos that since a competent court had ordered his release, the government should comply.
He berated the government for tampering with the rule of law and warned of serious consequence if Kanu dies in prison.
He said: “It is executive lawlessness to detain a man who has been unconditionally released by the court of competent jurisdiction. That is what the law says. That is why the judiciary is there”.
“The rule of law is a cardinal part of our democracy so when the court gives judgment, everyone obeys. It is not for the government to prosecute and adjudicate at the same time. To continue to detain a man after he has been freed is nothing but executive brigandage.
“Of course, the federal government is asking for something bigger than what is happening now if anything untoward should happen to Kanu while in detention. What is right is right, what is wrong is wrong. It is wrong to keep a man in detention after he has been freed by the court.
“If anything happens to him, then they bear hundred percent liability for it. If you have no right to do what you are doing and you continue to do it, then they should face whatever they see”.

“They arrested him and took him to court. Having submitted to the jurisdiction of the court, why then are you treating the court as if they don’t exist?  If you don’t want the judiciary to exist, why don’t you go ahead and amend the constitution and delist the judiciary?. Then you also delist the legislature and we will all know that we have a full military government.”
Meanwhile, Kanuhas apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for referring to him (Buhari) as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.

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