Speaking through his younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the IPOB leader dissociated himself from the statement credited to his lawyers to the effect that he was ready for negotiations.
Emmanuel, however, insisted that Kanu never authorised anybody, including his lawyers, to speak on his behalf. He also clarified that the IPOB leader had nothing to do with the MEND and would not welcome the outcome of their purported discussion with the Federal Government for his release.
“Nnamdi Kanu never authorised anybody including the Niger Delta militant groups and of course his lawyers to speak on his behalf over his release by the Federal Government.
“If the Federal Government wants to dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu, they know where they kept him, but in case they have forgotten, they should go to Kuje Prison where they have incarcerated him since October last year.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers goofed over this matter, and I think in the weeks to come, there will be massive shakeup in the legal team because things will not continue to go this way,” Emmanuel said.
“Crime must be committed against the Nigerian state by an individual before one can talk about proffering a political solution to the problem. In Nnamdi Kanu’s case, he has committed no crime against the state and it will be wrong for anybody to start talking about political solution,” he noted.
Meanwhile the IPOB has sacked their leader, Nnamdi Kanu's defence team,following the utterances.