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Buhari rules out bail for Nnamdi Kanu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out bail for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

This was contained in a statement released by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday.

Buhari said Kanu, who is currently on trial, was being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.”

According to the statement, the President said this at a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

On notions that Kanu was not allowed to see his lawyers privately, the President said the detained separatist is being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things he said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.

“He felt very safe in Britain and said awful things against Nigeria. We eventually got him when he stepped out of the United Kingdom, and we sent him to court. Let him defend all that he said there,” he said.

Buhari added, “His (Kanu’s) lawyers have access to him. Remember he jumped bail before, how are we sure he won’t do it again if he’s admitted to bail?”

Source:rootstv