The Nigerian Government has on Tuesday, December 8, disclosed to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the reason behind its reluctance to release the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The FG claimed that in the course of its investigations, Kanu, who it identified as the brain behind recent demand for the creation of ‘Biafra Republic’, had already received huge sums of money to purchase weapons.
In a counter-affidavit before the court, FG said prior to his arrest, Kanu had made enquiries about prices of the weapons he intends to purchase.
In the counter-affidavit by a senior officer with the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Ayo Ibitoye, it insisted that it would be in the interest of justice, peace and order, to allow the IPOB leader to remain in custody of the security agency.
It would be recalled, Kanu, who has been detained since his October 17 arrest, had filed an application before the high court, seeking to enforce his fundamental right to freedom.
He claimed that the Nigerian government refused to release him from detention despite meeting his bail conditions.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have finally resolved to put an end to their protests and demonstrations.