The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been spotted by security agents in Ghana.
There has been controversy over the whereabouts of Kanu who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II — apparently to quell the agitation for the breakaway of south-eastern Nigeria.
Since the military raided his home in Aba, Abia state, there has been speculation that he was arrested and might have been killed.
At some point, Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, said Kanu was in London.
His court trial for treason has stalled and Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator who served as Kanu’s surety when he was granted bail after spending 18 months in detention, has sought to be discharged from the obligation after his disappearance.
However, security sources have informed The Cable that Kanu was ferried to the Niger Delta creeks by militants at the height of Python Dance II, from where he found his way to Ghana by sea.
He is regularly seen at Kenzo Bar and IBG saloon in Accra, disguised in face cap and usually in company with his wife, Uchechi.
Kanu is said to live at an area called Cantonment, also in Accra, at an estate called “Arabella”.
He regularly patronises suya joints in remote parts of the city, according to the sources.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of IPOB, Emmanuel Powerful, has denied reports that Kanu and his wife, Uchechi, are hiding in Ghana.
In a statement released by Powerful, IPOB described the news of Kanu being sighted in the West African country as fake news being spread by the Nigerian Army, adding that the group is waiting for the next instalment of such comical sightings.
“The sooner the Nigerian Army and government speak the truth about the whereabouts of our leader, the better for Nigeria. Understandably and rightfully so, a lot of people are angry about what has befallen our leader and they are beginning to manifest their irritation whenever the name Nigeria is mentioned in a public gathering in Biafraland”.
“How long the high command of IPOB can keep this anger under control is unknown to us but what we do know is that those holding our leader or his body should not let this anger become uncontrollable.
“Yesterday it was a fake non-existent DSS computer generated ‘IPOB leader’ they christened Okwudili Ezenachukwu who nobody has ever seen or heard from, today we are being entertained with yet another tales by the moonlight that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his beautiful devoted wife were spotted in Accra Ghana. The originators of this fake news and their merchants went as far as publishing old pictures of the couple to lend credence to what is in essence a calculated attempt to absolve the Federal Government of direct involvement in the abduction of our leader,” he said.