Igbo-British Lawyers Blast Kenyan Government & Give Nigeria 48hrs To Nigeria Government To Release Nnamdi Kanu

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 26, 2017 Political activist and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu, wears a Jewish prayer shawl as he leave his house in Umuahia, southeast Nigeria, to meet veterans of the Nigerian civil war, whose 50th anniversary will be commemorated on May 30. - A Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, whose whereabouts were unknown, has been arrested to face trial, the country's justice minister said on June 29, 2021. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)
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A group of Igbo-British lawyers have blasted the #Kenyan government over the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous people of #Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his repatriation to Nigeria.

Nnamdi Kanu was rearrested on Sunday, June 27 by the Nigerian Security services.

The British High Commission has since denied aiding his arrest while Nnamdi Kanu’s brother and Reno Omokri have come out to say he was arrested in Kenya.

In a new statement by Attorney E.R Okoroafor in Glasgow, Scotland, representing the Coalition of Igbo-British Lawyers, the group condemned Kanu’s arrest calling it “illegal and archaic” while accusing the Kenyan government of playing a major role “in the illegal detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra MAZI NNAMDI KANU and subsequent handing him over to the Nigerian government without any due process.”

According to the group, “ Kanu entered Kenya with his British passport, and the Kenya government is fully aware of his citizenship status but still went ahead to perpetrate their illegal act which does not only breach the personal human rights of MAZI NNAMDI KANU but also undermine the sovereignty of the British government.”

The group also threatened to carry out legal actions against the Kenyan government while telling the FG to return Kanu to UK in 48 hours.

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