British High Commission Replied Nnamdi Kanu’s Letter, Pledges Consular Protection—Lawyer

The British High Commission in Nigeria has acknowledged the receipt of the letter written on behalf of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, looking for its help as a British citizen, SaharaReporters has gathered.

In the acknowledgement letter despatched to Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor on Tuesday, sixth July, 2021, the British authorities assured the safety of Kanu’s welfare.

British High Commission Replied Nnamdi Kanu's Letter, Pledges Consular Protection—Lawyer 2

Ejimakor stated the letter particularly acknowledged that Kanu will get “support and welfare” of the British authorities.

Recall that Kanu by way of Ejimakor petitioned the British High Commission, requesting “That Mr Kanu be granted every possible Consular Assistance to which he is entitled as a British citizen.”

When SaharaReporters contacted Barrister Ejimakor, he confirmed receipt of such a letter however stated that its contents are confidential.

In his personal phrases, Ejimakor stated, “Yesterday I received a response from the British High Commission acknowledging the receipt of the letter and telling me what they (British authorities) can do for Kanu as a British citizen.

“The content material of the letter is very confidential so I am unable to say greater than that. I perceive the general public has a proper to know the event however I can’t reveal all of the content material which is vital to our technique.”

When asked about Kanu’s health conditions, the legal practitioner stated that “They (Nigerian authorities) haven’t allowed him to see his docs. They introduced docs by way of DSS (Department of State Services) however his well being situation is past that. It requires him to see his particular medical physician due to the seriousness of his well being points.”

The lawyer went on to say, “Even the British authorities know that solely a suspect that’s bodily match can stand trial, so they’re going to see to his welfare.

“As his lawyers, we have to make sure he gets all his entitlements under the law. He is entitled to administrative or judicial bail regardless of the degree of his offence.

“But if he is denied, we’ll take it from there. But we consider that based mostly on the doctrine of presumptions of innocence, everyone is entitled to bail till they’re confirmed in any other case.”

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British High Commission Replied Nnamdi Kanu's Letter, Pledges Consular Protection—Lawyer

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