British high commissioner responds to Kanu’s letter, promises to give protection

Obinwannem News British high commissioner responds to Kanu's letter, promises to give protection

The privileged rights of Nnamdi Kanu as a British Citizen has been recognized by the British High Commissioner in an acknowledgement letter written on behalf of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB.

This was confirmed in an acknowledgement letter sent to Kanu’s attorney. Aloy Ejimakor, on Tuesday, 6th July 2021, stating that the British authorities guaranteed protection of Kanu’s welfare.

Ejimakor had written a petition to the British High Commissioner demanding that Kanu be granted every possible consular assistance to which he is eligible as a British citizen.

Sahara Reporters who contacted Ejimakor confirmed the receipt of the letter; however, he noted that the content were confidential, adding that Kanu would obtain “support and welfare,” which were the specified in the letter.

Ejimakor said, “Yesterday I received a response from the British High Commission acknowledging the receipt of the letter and telling me what they (British authorities) can do for Kanu as a British citizen.

“The content of the letter is highly confidential so I can’t say more than that. I understand the public has a right to know the development but I cannot reveal all the content which is key to our strategy.”

When asked about Kanu’ s health conditions, the legal practitioner stated that “They (Nigerian government) have not allowed him to see his doctors. They brought doctors through DSS (Department of State Services ) but his health condition is beyond that. It requires him to see his special medical doctor because of the seriousness of his health issues.”

The lawyer further said, “Even the British authorities know that only a suspect that is physically fit can stand trial, so they are going to see to his welfare.

“As his lawyers, we have to make sure he gets all his entitlements under the law. He is entitled to administrative or judicial bail regardless of the degree of his offence. But, if he’s denied, we’ll take it from there. We believe that based on the doctrine of presumptions of innocence, everybody is entitled to bail until they are proven otherwise.”

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | July 8, 2021

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