Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari, ‘All Hell Will Break Loose’, If Any Harm Befalls El-Zakzaky, Others In Detention
Outspoken critics of the All Progressives Congress government and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has sent a strongly-worded message to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that “all hell will break loose” if some high profile detainees in the country come under any harm while in custody.
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, a former National Security Adviser, NSA, 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.
Although he was granted bail by three different courts and despite meeting the conditions attached to his bail, was on Wednesday re-arrested by the State Security Service.
Mr. Kanu, who is the leader of separatist group – Indigenous People of Biafra – was earlier granted bail by a Chief Magistrates and Federal high Court sitting in Abuja, but he was also re-arrested by the SSS, which slapped him with a fresh charge of treasonable felony.
For El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, he is being held by the police after his followers clashed with troops of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State, leading to the death of a yet-to-be ascertained number of his followers.
President Buhari had while answering questions during his maiden media chat at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja last Wednesday, said due to the gravity of offences committed by Mr. Dasuki and Mr. Kanu, they cannot be allowed to enjoy any form of freedom.
The remark was interpreted as executive lawlessness and an indication that the president was purportedly interfering in ongoing high-profile investigations in the country; a claim denied by the Presidency.
It would be recalled that Mr. Fani-Kayode recently wrote an open letter to President Buhari, accusing him of making ‘contradictory’ and ‘patently dishonest’ assertions.
He 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”, Mr. Fani-Kayode stated.