The Arrest Of NNamdi Kanu, IPOB Leader
The arrests of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader.
We’re seeking explanation from FG on Kanu’s arrest, says Britain
The United Kingdom has pass messages across to Nigerians that they will seek clarification from the Federal Government on the circumstances and legality of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader.
Mr Dean Hurlock the Head of Communications, British High Commission, stated this while addressing one of the Nigerian journalists, that the UK was in the process of seeking explanations from the Federal Government on the circumstances surrounding Kanu’s arrest and extradition. He further stated this when Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the detained IPOB leader, said members of the legal team had formally applied to the Department of State Service to allow them access to their client. However, he recall that Kanu, who is facing trial for treasonable felony, jumped bail in 2017 and fled the country for the UK when soldiers stormed his parents’ residence at Afaraukwu, Abia State. On Tuesday, he was re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, two days after he was arrested and extradited to the country. While Kanu is still being remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services by the Federal High Court.