The special adviser to the Governor of Lagos state on drainage and water resources, Joe Igbokwe has said that the Nigerian Government has a enough concrete evidence to pin Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader down.
He said this while answering the questions thrown at him in an interview with BBC Pidgin over the re-arrest and trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
According to the interview which was also available on facebook, Joe Igbokwe insisted that Nnamdi Kanu has committed several crimes.
When he was asked about the dramatic impression he showcased after hearing the news of Ksnu’s arrest, the APC chieftain said: “He said on Radio Biafra that if they see me, his boys, they should behead me and kill all my children, destroy my home and I play it down but I put my life and that of my family in the hands of God. I am just thanking God that at least I may be a little bit free.”
FG has enough evidence against Kanu
On Kanu’s trial, Joe Igbokwe said the IPOB leader will be held responsible for the crimes committed by his men.
“They have weighty evidence, given what he said and what happened, do you think they will blame all these boys in the southeast about the destruction, killing of policemen, and burning of police formations? It’s their leader, they will bring these things before him, they will bring Gulak’s case before him, so many things, some of these videos I showed you now, he will see himself talking, so it’s evidence, you sold yourself out, that’s the way it’s going to go.”
“The evidence is weighty, totally unbelievable, destroy, burn, all kinds of invectives, abuses, he said the president is from Sudan, that the president has died since, Jubril from Sudan.”
Biafra not the solution
Rather than Biafra agitation, Igbokwe said the federal government needs to create one more state in the southeast, noting that it is the only region that has five states.
“The only thing I want FG to do is to give Igbo people an additional 1 state. I have been advocating for that for years. If all governors gather, we have the least, others get six, one zone gets seven.
“If they give us the 6th one, I will be the governor if we have the sixth state because I have worked for it.”
The Lagos-based APC chieftain said creating an additional state will lead to more jobs as more local government areas, senatorial districts and federal constituencies will be created.
Asked about the future of IPOB following Kanu’s arrest, Igbokwe said:
“IPOB has been overtaken by events, war is no longer an option in the 21st century, I Joe Igbokwe will not support it, I am proudly Nigerian and I will die a Nigerian.”
Kanu’s trial will continue on Monday, July 26.
However, report has it that Nnamdi Kanu may remain in the custody of the Department of State Services until September.
This is because the judges of the Federal High Court will begin their annual vacation on Monday, july 26, the date which kanu’s hearing was scheduled.
The vacation is expected to last till Tuesday, September 17 according to a notice issued by the chief information officer of the Federal High Court.
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