Arresting Senator Abaribe over Nnamdi Kanu’s case sure way to chaos – MASSOB
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned against arresting Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP – Abia South) for standing as bail surety for fugitive Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group spoke through its leader, Uchenna Madu on Tuesday in response to a call allegedly made by the Alhaji Yerima Shettima-led Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) for Abaribe’s arrest.
AYCF had hinged its call on a similar arrest of Senator Ali Ndume (APC – Borno South) for standing trial for Abdulrasheed Maina, who jumped bail.
But Madu said the facts of the two cases were dissimilar, warning that the Igbo nation would resist any attempt to arrest Abaribe.
“Maina was being charged over allegations of corruption and looting public funds when he was the chairman of the defunct National Pension Task Team.
“He was also accused of laundering money meant for aged pensioners. He can, therefore, never be compared with Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB.
“Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s surety for Nnamdi Kanu was a unanimous decision of Ndigbo; it was not a personal venture.
“The treasonable and felonious court case against Nnamdi Kanu is closed because the Nigerian government knows it has no evidence against him. Therefore, any attempt to arrest Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe will be resisted by Ndigbo.”