The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said the Federal Government trailed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu for over two years before he was re-arrested.
Mohammed, while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said Mazi Kanu was living “a five-star life across several countries before he was arrested.
According to him, “Kanu was travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designing clothes and shoes.
“Of course, as we all saw, he was wearing an attire made by Fendi, a luxury Italian fashion brand, when he was arrested,” he said.
The minister who described Kanu’s re-arrest and repatriation as “one of the most classic operations of its type in the world”, revealed that the re-arrest and repatriation was made possible through the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies.
Mohammed, however, did not comment on the speculations on how the re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed.
He said; “What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations.
“We will continue to respect and honour the obligations”.
“While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their standing in the society, will be spared.
“They will all face the full wrath of the law for their activities that challenge our nation’s sovereignty and threaten its unity.
“No one, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than the country,” he said.
The minister also assured that Kanu would get a fair trial in measure with the offence he was being prosecuted over.
“It is interesting that many are suddenly calling for a fair trial for Kanu as if he didn’t get one before he decided to jump bail and flee.
“However, I can assure you that the fair deal that Kanu denied many of the victims of the violence which he willfully instigated through his broadcasts and tweets will not be denied him,’’ he said.