Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has claimed there will be a “huge squawk” if the truth about the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, becomes known.
Soyinka stated this during an interview with BBC Pidgin.
He said, “It’s not for me to tell the president to prepare itself because it’s going to be a huge squawk when the truth about how Kanu was arrested comes out. People are alleging this or that. That is one phase whether Nigeria has acted outside international law.
“The second issue, however, has to do with Kanu’s conduct outside the nation. There’s been a level of hate rhetoric which has been unfortunate, from Kanu. Hate rhetoric is an issue that can only be judged by the laws of any nation.
“Was it right ‘to have been kidnapped?’ You can say intercepted as much as you want but I think Kanu was kidnapped. That is wrong internationally and morally.
“The government can not wash itself clean on what seems to be a kind of comparative energy in pursuing the destabilised forces in the nation,” he said.
The Lagos House of Assembly has passed an amended version of the Criminal Justice Law of the state.
This bars the police from parading suspects before the media.
The bill was passed on Monday, at a sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, on behalf of the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.
"As from the commencement of this law, the police shall refrain from parading any suspect before the media," Section 9(A) of the newly passed bill states.
The bill further stipulates conditions under which a policeman can arrest without warrant.
Such a person must be reasonably suspected to unlawfully be in possession of firearms or other such dangerous instruments.
‘After years of marriage, we have come to realise we are much better apart’, Actress Motilola Adekunle finally opens up on divorce with her husband after two children
Nigerian Yoruba actress Motilola Adekunle has taken to social to announce her divorce from her airforce husband, Mr Adekunle.
About six years ago, KemifilanNews had it documented the relationship between her and her husband had been shaky as she went about without her wedding band. The investigation revealed that the whole saga started between Motilola and her mother-in-law who felt that the actress is too expensive for her son to marry. Although, she denied she had an intact relationship with her mother-in-law.
According to her, their decision to split was best for both of them as it involved no anger or violence but due to their consensus.
Speaking further, she mentioned the reason she disclosed the information is as a result of the rumours and speculations that will...
Actress Nkechi Blessing rain curses on troll for saying Ubi Franklin’s baby mama, Sandra is desperate about marriage that will not last
Controversial Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing has slammed a troll who attacked Ubi Franklin's baby mama Sandra Iheuwa over her recent marriage introduction to her fiance, Steve Chidi, owner of Royal hair.
Sandra Iheuwa had taken to her Instagram page to share a video from their marriage introduction.
Reacting, a troll slammed Sandra for being desperate about marriage and flaunting a man who rarely cares about her.
According to the troll, Sandra's fiance is only after her money and referred to numerous ladies the man is currently dating.
Responding to the troll, Sandra carpets the troll stating that her marriage will last.
Commenting on a blog, Nkechi Blessing rained curses on the toll, describing her as a witch...