Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the British government of been complicit in the abduction of the agitator.
Speaking on ARISE TV Morning Show, Ejiofor stated that the United Kingdom and its High Commission has not done enough to help the IPOB leader.
He stated that despite Nnamdi Kanu being a British citizen, the Commission has so far refused to visit him since he was brought to Nigeria.
Ejiofor recalled that during the IPOB leader’s arrest in 2015, the Commission regularly paid him a visit in detention.
“I can confirm to you that British high commission is not doing much about this case. I can confirm to you that there is every likely hood of connivance in what happened to my client,” the IPOB lawyer said.
“Because some times in 2015 when my client was arrested I know how they were keeping in constant communication with him and visiting him regularly both when he was in DSS custody and when he was transfered to prison.
“But as at yesterday a British national was arrested and till date they have not visited him even when we have officially notified them of the situation.
“As at the time he was arrested, he was arrested as a British national because he had renounced his Nigerian citizenship over 5 years ago. And they are still talking about offering him consular services.”
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer also warned media outlets to stop describing the ordeal of his client in Kenya as an arrest arguing that it was a clear case of abduction, illegal imprisonment,torture and extraordinary rendition.
“At the time he was arrested, his associates in Nairobi started looking for him. They searched in all the Police stations and other law enforcement agencies and he was nowhere to be found.
“In the case of Sunday Igboho, he was arresteded in Benin Republic and taken to custody and is being subjected to trial. His arrest was announced but in the case of my client he was detained in an illegal facility for 8 days after which he was renditioned back to Nigeria,” he said.
Source: Naija News