THE HORIZON BY KAYODE KOMOLAFE
Omo eni ki buru ki a f’ekun je. (No wise parent offers his naughty child as a prey to a tiger.)
– A Yoruba Epigram
Outside the courtroom in Abuja two days ago, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, declared unequivocally before a television camera that “Nnamdi Kanu is my son.” He added for effect: “Yes, the man who was kidnapped in Kenya is my son.” Mazi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is being charged with treason and there are strong indications that terrorism, illegal possession of arms and other crimes might be added as charges whenever the prosecutor is prepared enough to produce him in court.
Yet Ezeife, who wears his signature beard shorter these days, was in court to openly express solidarity with Kanu. Ezeife led the team put together by the Ohaneze Ndigbo to watch the legal proceedings. Ezeife is a former federal permanent secretary and former…