Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria and a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association has warned the Federal Government not to rearrest Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Speaking with Independent, Agbakoba said such a move could have disastrous consequences taking into effect the serious political tension in the country at present.
“I don’t think the call for the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu is correct. I think what we need now is to cool the temperature of Nigeria. So, I will suggest that will not be a right move”.
”There are other ways to deal with the entire issues of insecurity, Biafra agitations and others. To re-arrest will certainly flare up tempers and I don’t see how that is good. The point there is not whether it is lawful or not, sometimes you don’t follow what the law says. That is why sometimes we say the law can be an ass”.
”Everybody in Nigeria know that the political temperature of Nigeria is very high and there is a lot of political instability. So, any wise leader will do all he can to cool things down”.
“I am sure there are other ways the state can engage Nnamdi Kanu in a dialogue. That needs to be explored. I will suggest dialogue than bringing up the issue of re-arresting” he said.
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