- Nnamdi Kanu was living a luxurious life before he was re-arrested and repatriated to Nigeria, Lai Mohammed says
- According to the minister, he was wearing an attire made by Fendi, a luxury Italian fashion brand, when he was arrested
- Meanwhile, many Nigerians have faulted the minister over this statement, with many saying the FG should be less concerned about what Kanu wears
Chief Lai Mohammed says Nnamdi Kanu was enjoying a five-star life across several countries - living in luxury apartments and turning out in designer clothes and shoes.
According to the Nigerian minister, the IPOB leader was even travelling on chartered private jets and was arrested in designer wear, Punch Newspaper reports.
“He lived a five-star life across several countries, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designer 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.”
FG needs Igboho, Kanu, others
Legit.ng had previously reported that Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate called on the federal government to convene a round table talk with secessionists and all political agitators in Nigeria.
Moghalu, on Wednesday, June 2, noted that it was wrong and rather dangerous for the government to describe such persons as terrorists.
The southeast politician suggested that the best way forward at such a tensive time is a dialogue between the leadership and the agitating regions.
Igbo National Council sends message to FG
In a related development, the Igbo National Council on Tuesday, July 29 advised the federal government to tread with caution on the arrest and extradition to Nigeria of Kanu.
The INC president Chilos Godsent made the position of the group known in a statement sent to journalists hours after the reports of the arrest of Kanu.
According to him, the IPOB’s leader arrest could spark protests across the southeast if not well managed by federal authorities.