PARENTS of detained promoter of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu have urged the Federal Government to order the release their son from detention. His father, the monarch of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Council Area of Abia State said he was surprised at the prolonged detention of his son. Addressing journalists at his Ome Udo Palace, Eze Israel Kanu, flanked by his wife, Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu, said that they were worried at the ordeal their first son has been passing through.
“I am pleading with the Federal Government to release my son. Let his freedom be restored. I am aware that in Nigeria the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of expression. “I am surprised that my son is being detained. I have been asking why he is being held without getting an answer,” Eze Kanu lamented. The monarch further lamented that the agony of the family has been compounded due to their inability to have access to the detained activist, noting that they are not sure that he is alive. “I was confused because my son was coming to see me when he was arrested. When I asked where he was arrested they said Abuja. I sent to confirm his state of health and the report I got is that he is alive, that is why I am able to talk now”. Read more