A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has sent a terse message to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “all hell will break loose” if some high profile detainees in the country are harmed in any way.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Fani-Kayode said,
“… President Buhari and his government should please take note of the following:
“Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Colonel Sambo Dasuki and Mr. Nnamdi Kanu must NOT be beaten, tortured, poisoned or murdered whilst they are in your custody or else all hell will break loose.”
Mr. Dasuki, who is facing trial for allegedly diverting and sharing over $2.2 billion dollars meant for arms procurement for the anti-Boko Haram war, to politicians and cronies, was on Wednesday re-arrested by the State Security Service after he was granted bail by three different courts.
Mr. Kanu, who is spearheading the quest for an independent nation of Biafra, was earlier granted bail by a Federal high Court sitting in Abuja, but he was also re-arrested by the SSS, which slammed a fresh charge of treasonable felony against him.
Mr. El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, is being held by the police after troops of the Nigerian Army killed a yet unknown number of his followers, and destroyed the organisation’s headquarters in Zaria.
Speaking during his first presidential media chat at the presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said Mr. Dasuki and Mr. Kanu cannot be allowed to enjoy any form of freedom due to the enormity of their offences.
He declined comment on Mr. El-Zakzaky, saying he would only do so after receiving reports of enquiries been conducted by the Army and the Kaduna State Government.
Mr. Fani-Kayode recently wrote an open letter to President Buhari, accusing him of making ‘contradictory’ and ‘patently dishonest’ assertions.
The former minister told the President, “Your penchant for blaming your failings in this regard on the previous administration is simply nauseating and it does not serve you well.
“You continuously contradict yourself when it comes to this matter and frankly such flip flops are unworthy of the office that you presently occupy.
“We your subjects look up to you for consistency, strength, unequivocal commitment, a firm resolve and the “leadership from the front” that you promised during your presidential campaign in this war. We do not want and neither do we need doublespeak, lame excuses and buck-passing.”