The lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra, Vincent Obetta has denied reports that his client apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Report had surfaced that Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) apologised to President Buhari for referring to him as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.
The apology was reportedly contained in a statement which the 48-year-old pro-Biafran agitator made available to the DSS on October 23.
Speaking on Wednesday, December 30, Obetta said it was impossible that Kanu tendered an apology, The Cable reports.
According to him, the report was an indication that the government was trying everything possible to destroy Kanu’s defence.
“The government is using every instrument to puncture what we are doing,” he said.
Kanu has been in the Department of State Services (DSS) detention over charges of treason and other ancillary offence.
A chief magistrate court sitting in Wuse zone 2, Abuja, had earlier discharged him on all counts of criminal conspiracy and ownership of an unlawful society brought against him by the federal government.
During his arraignment at a Federal High Court in Abuja on December 23, Kanu had made an objection, saying he had no confidence in the court to give an order and have the authorities follow it, asking the court to leave him in detention.
In his ruling, Justice Ahmed Mohammed said he sees nothing wrong in the defendant’s objection. He also excused himself from the case against Kanu.