The United States-based lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, detained chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Bruce Fein, has vowed to pursue all worldwide and diplomatic protocols platforms to make sure that the Nigeria authorities complies with worldwide legal guidelines.
Fein said that he would drag the Nigerian authorities and President Muhammadu Buhari earlier than the ICC for committing crimes towards humanity and violation of conventions.
He mentioned the alleged kidnapping and torture of the IPOB chief in Kenya by the Nigerian authorities was a gross violation of worldwide regulation.
Fein disclosed these on Monday in Abuja whereas narrating his expertise within the palms of operatives of Department of State Services who denied him entry for the second time to go to his shopper within the custody.
The constitutional lawyer, who arrived within the nation final week with the goal of assembly together with his shopper and discussing his authorized case, was turned again on Thursday September 2, 2021, alongside Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor by the gun-wielding operatives.
They had been instructed that the officer who was charged with the duty of taking them to satisfy Kanu in an underground cell was away on particular project.
He mentioned upon their arrival on the DSS facility on Monday, the operatives got here up with a flimsy excuse that there was no approval for him to be a part of the go to as a result of he got here from international jurisdiction and wouldn’t be allowed to be a part of the go to.
Meanwhile on the finish of the encounter, solely Ejiofor was allowed to see him briefly whereas Fein was saved outdoors.
Fein mentioned, “I will be pursuing all international and diplomatic protocols platforms to see that justice is done and international laws and norms are complied with.
“Among other institutions, I plan to visit the International working group on arbitration that sits in Geneva. It is an arm of United Nations and is a human rights’ council.
“We are going to pursue all these on legitimate platforms in the international community to make it clear that anything that transpires regarding Nnamdi Kanu’s case is fully in the sunshine; it would not be clouded.
“An example of the concerns that have been raised on the proceedings so far is the gross violation of international laws. First Nnamdi Kanu’s kidnapping is a violation of international law. His torture before returning to Nigeria is a violation of international law and denying him access to his counsel is violation of international law.”
Fein defined that no state may put aside or resign the rules of worldwide regulation that applies in every single place, including that the exponential enhance in human rights’ violation by the Nigerian authorities had grow to be a significant supply of concern to the worldwide group, significantly the United States.
On his personal half Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor mentioned, “We went again at the moment however sadly, Fein was not allowed to see him. I used to be solely the individual that was permitted to see him. But we insisted in figuring out why they denied him entry. They had been type of obscure of their cause. I noticed him (Kanu), he’s steady and agency in his conviction.”