By Andah John
Ex-Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu says the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu does not deserve to be in prison.
Kalu posted a picture he had taken with Kanu during his visit to Kuje Prison. He said they had ”very long discussion” bordering on his detention.
In the Facebook post, Kalu said, “Today, I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison and we engaged in a very long discussion.
”Kanu is my brother and a son of the soil. He shouldn’t be where he is because Kuje Prison is not his home.
”It is therefore my utmost concern to see him regain his freedom like every other Nigerian.”
A Federal High Court in Abuja had granted the Federal Government permission to shield the identities of witnesses billed to testify against Kanu.
Kanu, who had rejected the ruling, threatened that there would be no Nigeria by the time he finished giving his testimony in court.
“This is nonsense. I will give testimony before this court. By the time I finish, there will be no Nigeria. This is no Sharia court. It is a court that operates under the common law,” Kalu had said.
Kanu, who is facing 11 counts bordering on treasonable felony and his alleged involvement in acts of terrorism, has been in detention since October 2015 when he was arrested by security operatives.