Nnamdi Kanu has written to the British High Commission in Nigeria through his legal representatives led by Aloy Ejimakor asking to be given full protection as a British citizen.
In a three-page letter titled: “Urgent Request for Consular Assistance to Nnwannekaenyi Nnamdi Kenny [A British citizen],” Kanu’s lawyer argued that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra was illegally intercepted whilst travelling to an oversea country with a British passport No: 556543086. According to the letter, the arrest clearly constitutes an unlawful breach of Nnamdi Kanu’s rights as a British citizen.
The legal team extensively argued that the arrest and subsequent deportation of Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria is extra-legal since there were no extradition proceedings against Kanu in either Britain or Kenya.
Kanu’s legal team subsequently demanded that: [i] The British Government grants Kanu every Consular Assistance he deserves as a British citizen [ii] That the British Government files Diplomatic Notes with the Federal High Court declaring her sovereign interest with respect to Kanu’s case [iii] That the British Government demands the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu from unlawful detention, amongst other demands raised.
CitizensAlert had reported that the Buhari regime, working in cahoots with the Kenyan Government, had kidnapped Nnamdi Kanu during his visit to the East African country and had him deported to Nigeria without recourse to the due process of law as recognised by international treaties.
He was “arraigned” on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Federal High Court, Abuja without legal representation. He has since been left in the custody of Nigeria’s secret police: the Department of State Services [DSS].
His case is slated to come up on July 26, 2021 before Justice Binta Nyanko at the Federal High Court Abuja.
Since his illegal arrest, tension has intensified across Nigeria, whilst legal experts gave questioned the manner and legality of the so-called arrest.
Yesterday, July 1, 2021, a pro-Biafran group based outside Nigeria gave the Buhari dictatorship a 21-day ultimatum to release Nnamdi Kanu or the National Assembly Complex, Police Headquarters, Army Headquarters, the Presidential Villa will all be attacked. The group also said that it will abduct all Nigerian ambassadors if the Buhari regime refuses to release Nnamdi Kanu from illegal custody.
Please see below Kanu’s full letter to the British Government.