Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Speaks On IPOB Leader Being “Tortured”, Family’s Pain Since His Arrest

The spouse of Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, has lamented that not one of the members of the family has been capable of attain him since he acquired into the custody of the Department of State Services.

Uchechi added that Kanu is believed to be crushed and tortured by the safety businesses each in Kenya and Nigeria, which provides all of them nice fear.

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The IPOB chief’s spouse, who’s at present within the North of England, acknowledged this in an interview on Sunday she granted to United Kingdom newspaper, The Sunday Times.

Speaking for the primary time for the reason that arrest of Kanu, the spouse, 40, lamented, “It’s hard for me to speak. I’m extremely devastated. He has been beaten and tortured and I am scared for his life.”

She stated she and the household had had no contact with him since his arrest.

Uchechi stated, “I was always worried about Nnamdi. When you’re asking for freedom from dictatorship, you are a target. But when I saw what happened in Belarus and how no one did anything, I knew nowhere was safe.

 “The Nigerian government carrying out this rendition is a crime. We’re not even talking about independence,” she stated.

“We’re just calling for a referendum exactly like Scotland did with UK and UK did with the EU but the Nigerian government wants to exterminate our whole family. It’s a scandal and thing of shame that Britain is not acting to secure their own citizens.”

Also, a lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers in London, who’s consulting for the Kanu household, warned that the UK risked turning into “complicit in torture” if it didn’t act in help of Kanu.

“Extraordinary rendition is recognised as a form of torture,” stated Jonathan Cooper.

“We need the UK government to take the lead by condemning the actions of Nigeria and Kenya and by insisting that if Kanu is to be returned to Nigeria, only independent courts can authorise his return. If the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, continues to say nothing, there is a risk that the UK will become complicit in torture.”

Two weeks in the past, Kanu appeared in court docket in Abuja, hooded and charged for inciting violence. The Nigerian authorities claimed that he was extradited to the nation to proceed his trial.

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