A former Minister of Culture and Information, General Bata Malgwi Haruna, has cautioned the Muhammadu Buhari administration against alleged handling of treasonable cases with kid gloves and soft hands. The former minister said that it was such case that led to the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 to 1970 which cost many lives and property.
It is coming as Igbo leaders continue to speak with Nigerian authorities towards ensuring pro-Biafra group leader, Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom.
Haruna who was speaking in a recent interview with Trust TV said the current government must be strict in dealing with his issue with Nnamdi Kanu.
“The current government has to face laid down constitutional processes, the rule of law. They have to assign the functions and strengthen the institutions to carry out their functions. It is disheartening that the law is not applied equally to all…as a soldier….consequent to the war ,we had coup makers. They were tried, they were shot. But today, incidents and facts pointing to treason, are being played around as a political game to waste other people’s lives,” he said.
Asked by the anchor of the programme to cite one instance, Haruna said, “Kanu is an example. Is it not very current? The leaders are asking that he should be released without trial and subverting the constitutional provisions of the rule of the judiciary, as supposed to the executive.”
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