Coalition Of Igbo-British Lawyers Decry The Illegal And Archaic Role Of Kenyan Govt In Abduction And Repatriation Of Nnamdi Kanu
A Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers have blasted the Kenyan government over their shameful role in the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his repatriation to Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu was rearrested on Sunday, June 27 by the Nigerian Security services and their international counterparts.
The British High Commission has since denied aiding his arrest while Nnamdi Kanu's brother and Reno Omokri have come out to say he was arrested in Kenya.
In a new statement by Attorney E.R Okoroafor in Glasgow, Scotland, representing the Coalition of Igbo-British Lawyers, the group condemned Kanu’s arrest calling it “illegal and archaic” while accusing the Kenyan government of playing a major role “in the illegal detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra MAZI NNAMDI KANU and subsequent handing him over to the Nigerian government without any due process.”
Read the statement below:
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 and 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 Kenya government is fully aware of his citizenship status but still went ahead and perpetrated 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
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 48hrs 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 extradiction notice as failure to do so, we shall not hesitate to term this an a declaration of war on not only MAZI NNAMDI KANU and IPOB but on all IGBOS generally, and this we shall vehemently resist with all apparatus of law available at our disposal.
While all this is been done the Nigerian government is also been warned that no bodily harm whatsoever must be done to MAZI NNAMDI KANU to avoid a total breakdown of law and other in the fast crumbling entity called Nigeria.
Attorney E.R Okoroafor