British parliament to discuss Kenya’s role in IPOB leader’s rearrest

Obinwannem News British parliament to discuss Kenya's role in IPOB leader's rearrest

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s ordeal has taken a new dimension as the United Kingdom parliament meets today to deliberate the “illegal” arrest, repatriation of its citizen, IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Among other issues, the UK parliament said it would also discuss the “alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged maltreatment of Nigerian activist, Nnamdi Kanu”.

According to PUNCH, a document released by Lord Alton of Liverpool, presented to the House of Lords, would query the government on the separatist leader’s transfer to Nigeria.

The document reads:
“Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask her majesty government what assessment they have made of (1) alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged maltreatment of Nigerian activist, Nnamdi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the High commission in Abuja HL1665”.

Whereas, the British government had denied that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested within its shores.

IPOB’s lawyer Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor has accused Kenyan special police force of arresting and torturing his client [Kanu] before handing him over to the Nigerian government.

Similarly, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage dismissed allegation that claimed Kanu was arrested in Kenya.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | July 7, 2021