Igbo–British Lawyers Give Nigerian Government Ultimatum To Return Nnamdi Kanu To UK, Berate Kenya’s Involvement In Arrest

A bunch of Igbo legal professionals resident within the United Kingdom has described as unlawful the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian authorities.

The authorized practitioners underneath the auspices of the Coalition of Igbo-British Lawyers condemned the Kenyan Government for arresting the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who can also be a British citizen, and handing him over to the Nigerian authorities.

Igbo–British Lawyers Give Nigerian Government Ultimatum To Return Nnamdi Kanu To UK, Berate Kenya’s Involvement In Arrest 2

The group revealed this in a press release signed by Barrister Ebuka Okoroafor and made out there to SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

According to the legal professionals, the Kenyan authorities has violated the human rights of Kanu, who possesses each Nigerian and British passports.   

“Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers condemns the illegal detention and subsequent handing over of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the Nigerian government by the Kenyan Government.

“The Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers in a statement issued and signed by Attorney E.R Okoroafor on the 30th of June, 2021 at his Glasgow residence in the United Kingdom has condemned the illegal and archaic manner in which the Kenyan Government has acted in the illegal detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“It also condemned the subsequent handing him over to the Nigerian Government without any due process.

“It is worthy of note to mention that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu entered Kenya with his British passport, and the Kenyan government is fully aware of his citizenship status but still went ahead to perpetrate their illegal act which does not only breach the personal human rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but also undermine the sovereignty of the British government,” the assertion learn partly.

The group additionally disclosed that the unlawful motion can be addressed on the International Criminal Court, in Hague, The Netherlands, whereas asking the Nigerian authorities to convey Kanu again to the United Kingdom earlier than the expiration of 48 hours.

The Igbo British legal professionals additionally said that the failure of the Nigerian authorities to take action has declared battle on Kanu, IPOB, and the complete Igbos.

“While this serves as a pre-action notice to the Kenyan Government as we shall be heading to the International Criminal Court to rectify the injustice done as it is trite law that injustice to one is injustice to all, we are also by this medium informing the Nigerian Government that they have 48 hours to return Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the United Kingdom.

“And if he has any charges to answer to, they should as a nation that is governed by the constitution, pass through the legal means of filing an extradition notice as failure to do so, we shall not hesitate to term this a declaration of war on not only Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB but all Igbos generally, and this we shall vehemently resist with all apparatus of law available at our disposal.

“While all this is being done, the Nigerian government is also being warned that no bodily harm whatsoever must be done to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to avoid a total breakdown of law and order in the fast crumbling entity called Nigeria,” the Igbo–British legal professionals added within the assertion.

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Igbo–British Lawyers Give Nigerian Government Ultimatum To Return Nnamdi Kanu To UK, Berate Kenya’s Involvement In Arrest

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