The family of leader of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has faulted claims by Abia State Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi, that police recovered weapons when they raided their compound.
The Police Commissioner had said that they discovered cache of lethal weapons in Kanu’s home at Afara Ukwu on 8 October together with soldiers from 14 Brigade, Ohafia.
However, the family’s spokesman Prince Emmanuel Kanu, in a chat with journalists, said the family had no gun or weapons.
He added that if the police found any, they planted it.
“This new CP was the same man who came to our house two days after the September 14 invasion with two Hilux vans and his Prado SUV and pulled down the car porch and destroyed the vehicles parked outside,” Emmanuel Kanu said.
“This same CP hurriedly after the invasion on the October 8, issued a press release telling the whole world that they discovered bombs in my house. The army on the other hand, denied that there was no invasion and that they never went to my house, what a contradiction.
“A house that there has not been any person inside except our guard who we asked to look after the house, all of a sudden they invaded the house and came back to say they found a den gun, double barrel gun and petrol bomb. Who manufactured them? Who kept them there? That is the question to ask.”
He said IPOB was a peaceful organisation and has never resorted to carrying arms to press home its demands.