- IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was abducted in Kenya
- He didn’t undergo extradition, says Kenyan Government
The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Kenya did not result in extradition procedures, according to the Kenyan authorities.
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Kenyan government revealed this in court in response to a lawsuit filed by Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta.
“Kenya confirms in Court that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not undergo extradition proceedings in Kenya,” Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta, said in a statement he signed.
In June 2021, the IPOB leader was apprehended and extradited from Kenya.
The Kenyan authorities denied involvement in Kanu’s detention and extradition after a public uproar.
Kanunta, on the other hand, claims that the Kenyan government is unaware of Kanu’s detention in the nation.
“On November 2, 2021, the Government of Kenya filed its defence to the suit I had previously filed in Kenya on behalf of my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement reads.
“In the said defence, Kenya has not only maintained its denials, but it has also confirmed that my brother was denied the benefit of the due process of extradition in Kenya or even a lawful arrest,” says the statement.
“In particular, the Kenyan Government’s defence filed in court stated in part, “There are no extradition proceedings to justify that the Kenyan Government is accountable for the subject’s extradition.”
“There is no OB record from any of the Police stations within the Country indicating that the subject in issue was lawfully arrested and detained to commence extradition proceedings,”
He emphasised that the Kenyan government’s stance had demonstrated that Kanu’s detention was illegal and he was abducted to Nigeria.
In Kanu’s case, Kanunta claimed that the Nigerian government cannot profit from its wrongdoings.
“It is important to note that the above admissions have officially confirmed our long-held position that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s transfer from Kenya to Nigeria was illegal, not legal, as the Nigerian government claimed.
“This latest revelation, made in open Court by Kenya, confirms our long-held belief that the Nigerian government cannot profit from its wrongdoing by putting my brother on trial.”
“As the next hearing date approaches on December 7, 2021, more legal proceedings will be in the spotlight. “Our immediate goal is to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s unconditional release from detention,” the statement continued.
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