At the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal government claim that Kanu, who it identified as the brain behind recent clamour for the creation of ‘Biafra Republic’, had already received huge sums of money to purchase weapons.
It will be recalled Kanu who is also the Director of Radio Biafra and Television, was on October 17 arrested in Lagos by security operatives, shortly after he arrived Nigeria from his base in the United Kingdom and has since been in their DSS custody.
According to the Federal Government in a counter-affidavit before the court, it said that prior to his arrest, Kanu, had already made enquiries about prices of all the weapons he intends to buy, although no evidence to that effect was shown.
That is why they are not in a hurry to release the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,
A senior officer with the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Ayo Ibitoye, insisted that it would be in the interest of justice, peace and order, to allow the IPOB leader to remain in custody of the security agency.