Emmanuel Kanu the Brother of Nnamdi Kanu has narrated how the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) was ‘unlawfully’ arrested & Abducted in an unspecified African Country.
The Nigerian government had on Tuesday announced Kanu’s arrest and extradition to Nigeria to continue to face trial.
The IPOB Leader was subsequently arraigned with a blindfold before Binta Nyako, a Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
He is facing trumped-up charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the court in response to years of the campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
He was granted bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Emmanuel Kanu said his brother was unlawfully arrested in an unspecified African Country, detained, and was subsequently brought back to Nigeria.
He said, “My brother Nnamdi Kanu demands the right to self-determination for Biafra. Self-determination is the right that underpins the United Nations.
Because Biafrans support Nnamdi Kanu’s call for Biafran self-determination, my brother has now been subjected to the most serious violations of international law.
“Whilst visiting the African country, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria.
Emmanuel Kanu Complained that his brother was subjected to extraordinary rendition by Nigerian authorities.
“My brother has been subjected to extraordinary rendition Nigeria. They have violated the most basic principles of the rule of law.
Extraordinary rendition is one of the most serious crimes states can commit. Both Nigeria and the country in question must be held to account. I demand justice for my brother, Nnamdi Kanu.”
“Nnamdi Kanu holds both British and Nigerian citizenship. Nnamdi Kanu is Biafran, not Nigerian. He has rejected his Nigerian citizenship.
“The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here.
The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law. Foreign Secretary Raab must be clear.
“There will be consequences for those who resort to extraordinary rendition. The British Government must insist upon justice for Nnamdi Kanu,” he added.
Mr. Lie Mohammed the Nigerian minister of Information has released an official televised statement on the abduction of the IPOB Leader, Mai Nnamdi Kanu.
The minister revealed the Nigerian intelligence agencies had been monitoring his movement for 2 years. They finally succeeded in intercepting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu In an unspecified African country earlier rumored to be Kenya but later debunked.
The minister concluded that Kanu would face the full wrath of the law for daring to exercise his right of self-determination & asking for the restoration of Biafra.
The Kenyan government has officially debunked rumors of Kenya’s involvement in any arrest or abduction of the IPOB Leader.
The British Government has questioned the legality of his abduction by the Nigerian government.