The British High Commission and a regulation agency in London, Bindmans, have sought to take up the case of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Nigerian lawyer to the IPOB chief, Aloy Ejimakor, had reportedly delivered two kinds to Kanu on Wednesday throughout a go to to the workplace of the Department of State Services, the place he’s being detained.
According to Ejimakor, the latest growth would open up a brand new chapter within the trial of Kanu, including that the Nigerian authorities can be served with the summons to convey him to the United Kingdom, the place one other case can be heard over the way of his rendition to Nigeria.
According to Punch, Ejimakor stated, “I went to visit him on Wednesday and went with two forms. One was the consular consent form that the British High Commission required that he signs to consent to consular assistance. There was also a form from his counsel in the UK. The firm is known as Bindmans, one of the largest law firms in the UK.
“The forms will open a whole new chapter of legality, including the filing of a Writ of Mandamus, against the Nigerian government in a UK court to compel it to produce Kanu, because his detention is illegal under the British law. It was an extraordinary rendition, which is an international crime by which a state kidnaps a suspect or a fugitive without the due process of law.
“They will be filing all these processes in the UK and there is a prospect of a UK court assuming universal jurisdiction or extraterritorial jurisdiction and reaching into Kenya so that they can arrest every Kenyan official, either authorised or not, and every Nigerian official involved in this case.”
He stated the DSS collected the kinds, saying they have to first undergo the vetting of its authorized unit.
He stated regardless of being informed that he would acquire them on Thursday, he had but to be contacted by the federal government company.
Ejimakor stated throughout his three-hour assembly, the IPOB chief gave a vivid account of how the Nigerian authorities employed brokers, who kidnapped and flew him into the nation.
He stated the IPOB chief was blindfolded and flown on a non-public jet with none extradition listening to or immigration course of.
He said, “Kanu said he was flown to Abuja in a private jet on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and that he was the lone passenger.
“He was blindfolded and driven to the tarmac very close to the plane without passing through the airport immigration. The plane departed Nairobi around 12pm and arrived in Abuja in the evening.
“Kanu was tortured and subjected to untold cruel and inhuman treatment in Kenya. He said his abductors disclosed to him that they abducted him at the behest of the Nigerian government.
“The people that abducted him said they were told by their sponsors that Kanu was a Nigerian terrorist linked to Islamic terrorists in Kenya, presumably Al-Shabab. But after several days when they discovered his true identity, they tended to treat him less badly.
“Despite that, they told him they felt committed to hand him over to those that hired them.
“According to Kanu, no warrant of arrest was shown to him or even mentioned to him. And for the eight days, he was held incommunicado, nothing of presenting him before a court or transferring him to an official detention facility was ever mentioned. He was held in a nondescript private facility and chained to a bare floor.
“Kanu was interviewed for the first time in my presence by three DSS officers. The interview was revealing as it contained certain new allegations that were never heard of before. But all the questions relate directly or indirectly to his status as the leader of IPOB.”