The family of Nnamdi Kanu, has dismissed claims by the Abia Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi, that police recovered lethal weapons when they raided the family’s compound at Afara Ukwu together with the Army on October 8.
Emmanuel Kanu, the family’s spokesperson, told journalists via telephone that if any weapon was found within the premises, it must have been planted by security operatives.
He accused Mr. Ogbizi of fabricating the story to justify the ”illegal raid” and also appear as though he was doing his job, The Nation newspaper reports
“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.
“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 dane gun, double barrel gun and petrol bomb. Who manufactured them? Who kept them there? That is the question to ask.”
Mr. Kanu narrated how police officers arrived and searched the entire house and also took off the CCTV so as to “concoct whatever that they would present to the public to label the family bad.”