The Abia State Police Command has vowed to arrest the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that IPOB had stated that its leader would return back to Nigeria for the burial ceremony of his mother.
In an interview with the Sun, Abia Police Commissioner, Ene Okon, warned that the police will not spare Nnamdi Kanu or anybody that identifies as a member of IPOB at the burial.
He noted that the pro-Biafra activit jumped bail and was declared wanted.
Ene Okon said: “If he comes back and submits himself to the police, police will know what to do at that time. Like I said earlier, we do not deal on speculation, but if actually he will come back, then we will know what to do.
“If he submits himself, we have to take him before the court, but where if he fails to submit himself to the police if he comes back, he is a wanted man; he is a wanted man and the law on somebody that is wanted is clear.
“Even you as a private person or civilian can arrest a wanted man and hand him over to the police. Then what will the police do? If someone is wanted and police see that person, definitely he will be arrested by the police and handed over to the court.
“Did he jump bail or not? He had a case in court, he was granted bail, and he jumped bail. So, when somebody jumps bail, what do you call that one?
“If he claims he did not do anything, he that will be an illusion, living in the inclination of the grandeur. The fact remains that he jumped bail and escaped, and he is wanted, he is wanted. So, that is the position.
“The court will decide and not the police. But the fact remains that once any person is declared wanted, wherever the police see him in any corner of Nigeria, the person will be arrested.
“That has to do with international law and a lot of things are involved that require going through Interpol.
“Some people believe Nigeria police is acting as local lords in this matter. Why has it not initiated that move for Interpol to get the IPOB leader arrested?
“That’s a question I cannot answer, there is an international dimension to it. The Federal Government has to come in here.
“You know Nigeria is a member of Interpol, a member of international organizations that have treaties; it has to go through these treaties, conventions and all that.
“You can’t just jump over some of these things and you say you want to arrest somebody, no, there are procedures.
“We are in a country that has treaties with other countries, we need a whole lot of laws and all that and you have to go through all those procedures, it’s not a day’s job.”