Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, Nigeria’s minister of Interior Friday said that the self-styled leader of the separatist Biafran group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has violated the bail conditions attached to his release by a federal high court in Abuja earlier this year.
The minister, however, said that the government has no intention of arresting the IPOB leader as the court will have to determine the actions to take concerning the violation.
Dambazau made the comments at a news conference in Abuja.
The minister said, “The issue is that yes Nnamdi Kanu violated bail conditions but it is not time yet for him to go back to the court for trial. We have this assumption but I think it is left for the court that gave those conditions to determine whether those conditions were violated or not.
“If those conditions were violated, the court knows what to do. We cannot assume that those conditions are being violated. Yes, the public knows those conditions were given but the determination of the extent of violation will be left for the court.
“It is not like the police will go after Kanu to arrest him on the grounds that he violated the bail conditions. Kanu will have a day in court and the court will determine his fate because it is the court that gave those conditions.”
Gen Dambazau also said at the news conference that the northern youth group that issued quit notice with the Igbo earlier in the year have been interrogated by the Department of State Services (DSS).