Former militant commander Mujahid Asari Dokubo, former head of the Biafra Customary Government (BCG), has broken his silence on the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu, who was facing treason charges, jumped bail after a Federal High Court in Abuja released him on health grounds.
As a result of his exile, he prompted his followers to wreak havoc on the South East.
Nevertheless, he was rearrested abroad and extradited to Nigeria last weekend.
In the weeks leading up to his rearrest, Asari Dokubo, who fell out with Kanu, vowed to destroy its “evil empire”.
“Nnamdi Kanu, I’m not in your category, but for this, I’ll surely bring you down. This evil empire is working as a hindrance to the restoration of Biafra, and I will destroy it. Now that Biafra is your business, you have no other source of income. I regret that the Igbo people have fallen for this evil, but your time has passed. I am looking out for you. Dokubo had said at the time, “I will get you.”.
Dokubo mocked Kanu a few days after he was caught, saying that his ordeal had not yet begun.
Dokubo accused Kanu of defrauding Biafrans in a video, saying he cannot account for funds remitted to him.
“I promised you I would smoke you out, Nnamdi Kanu. You never started your madness, but now you’re bringing it, so the market’s closed and you’re gone. You have harmed Biafrans and traded with us so much.
“You collected our money in the name of defence funds and you have not been able to account for it. You want all Biafrans to pay you money on a monthly basis or they won’t be allowed into Biafra. Isn’t that making you a conman, an extortionist?
“You claimed you gave me N20 million, but the video does not lie. It was so cowardly of you not to respond to my statement last year leading up to the election. I demanded the evidence that I demanded N20 million from you after you sent your followers to respond to me and they said a lot of things.
“I am not a member of IPOB, you gave me N20 million, tell us was it a bank transfer, was it cash, who brought it to me? I’m waiting for you. “Produce the proof.”
Kanu was taunted by Dokubo by saying he had been detained over 70 times yet remained in the country.
“I can’t run away from my land because they will overrun it. I am not like you Ben Johnson… I fought all the way to the supreme court. My record is in the Supreme Court, you can check it.”