The British government has a different story over the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, following the claims by the Federal Government of Nigeria, apprehending Kanu in the United Kingdom.
Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami had said the Biafran leader was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services. He has been brought back to Nigeria, in order to continue facing trials after…”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the British High Commission Dean Hurlock said, “We can confirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes.”
Whereas, former presidential spokesman and Lawyer, Reno Omokri, in a tweet yesterday, said he got an information from a top source in the UK, confirming that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested or extradited by the British.
The Tweet reads:
“I just spoke with a top UK government source. Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested or extradited by the British according to this official, Kanu was almost definitely arrested in KENYA” and “It was an illegal detention” I wont reveal my source, but I have him on record “.
Mr Malami, said that Kanu was first arrested on 14 October 2015 and was slammed with eleven-count charges.
Without elaborating, Mr Malami said the 53 year old was arrested through the collaborative efforts of the Nigerian Intelligence and Security Services in the UK.
Malami further said that the IPOB leader of the had been arraigned before justice Muritala Nyanko of the Federal High Court in Abuja, and the case has been adjourned till July 26, 2021.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 30, 2021