Nnamdi Kanu: How Obasanjo Helped Us Secure Asari Dokubo’s Freedom – Edwin Clark

The leader of the Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), Edwin Clark has disclosed how he and others were able to secure the release of the leader of Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Muhajid Asari Dokubo during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Clark made the disclosure while calling for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Speaking during an interview with The Sun, he opined that Kanu should be released considering that other agitators with similar crimes were also set free.

The elder statesman explained that during Dokubo’s trial, he led a delegation to meet with Obasanjo, who subsequently advised them on the steps to be taken.

He said, “Asari Dokubo was being tried for the same offence. I gathered our leaders and led them to meet with President Obasanjo, who was in power at that time.

“So he said, E. K, this matter is in the court, I cannot interfere with the court. So we discussed it. He advised us on what to do. Our leaders went to court. We said we wanted bail first because the man had been there for too long. One of our leaders, Alabo Graham Douglas, he is dead now, provided his title deed. That’s how we were able to free Asari Dokubo. And since the President was aware of what we were doing, that was the end of the case. It was abandoned.”

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