Kanu should face justice, says Archbishop Chukwuma
Metropolitan Archbishop of Enugu Anglican Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, criticized Kanu for the manner he was arrested.
He said: “I think his extradition is a good development, which will bring a little bit of calm and peace to the boys he has been instigating and to Igboland so that we can have a peaceful atmosphere.
“Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail. He did not appreciate Senator Abaribe and others who secured the bail for him. Rather, when he was abroad, he was instigating people to cause confusion.
“We warned him several times to stop that. It’s not only that, we felt that if you are a leader, you should come down here so we can discuss with others on how to solve the problem. First of all, settle this case for which you jumped bail.”
In his view, Kanu showed poor judgment as a leader by being lured to Brazil, although security agencies have not confirmed how Kanu was arrested.
The Archbishop said: “He played into the hands of Nigerian Intelligence Agency, who set him up with a woman from London to Brazil where he was arrested and then, tranquilised to the point of bringing him to Nigeria.
“That shows irresponsibility. How can a woman and tranquilliser be a way of catching you if you are really a very strong leader?
“I feel disappointed in him because they lured him out of London to Brazil with a woman. It’s a shame.
“Let him face the music and then, come out and let us know what his view about Biafra and agitation is. We will then, do it with dialogue and peace, instead of all this violence and killing which I condemn.
“We don’t want violence. We don’t want killings and destruction of our properties.”
On fears that Kanu may be eliminated, Archbishop Chukwuma said that would amount to looking for the trouble of the Igbo.
He added: “We will not allow him to be eliminated. Let him face his trial and judgment.
“They cannot eliminate anybody like that. If they eliminate him, then, they are looking for more trouble.”