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Kanu: I don’t grant interviews… I only answer journalists’ questions so they don’t think I’m arrogant


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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB granted an interview to some journalists in Enugu State on Monday but insisted he had not breached the bail condition preventing him from granting interviews.

Kanu made the comments on the sidelines of an awards ceremony organized by a coalition of Igbo groups, where he was specially honoured.

Asked why he was violating his bail condition by granting interviews, Kanu said he was merely responding to questions as doing otherwise will mean disrespecting the reporters.

“I am replying you. That is what I am doing,” he said. “I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me.”

And referring to Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court, who is presiding over his case: “The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking.”

Kanu insisted that it was President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) that have grossly flouted several court orders.

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“Buhari and the DSS have been in multiple breaches of court order after court order,” he said.

“I wish you can go to the DSS and ask Daura — what is his name? Lawal, whatever his name is — the DSS Director-General, why DSS does not obey court orders?

“They are the ones flouting the court orders. It’s not me. What I am doing is entirely legal. You ask me a question and I respond to you because if I keep quiet you see me as a very arrogant fellow.”

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