Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Speaks On IPOB Leader Being “Tortured”, Family’s Pain Since His Arrest.
Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, the wife of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has expressed disappointment that no family members have been able to contact him since he was taken into custody by the Department of State Services.
Kanu is said to be assaulted and tortured by security forces in both Kenya and Nigeria, according to Uchechi, which causes them all considerable concern.
The wife of the IPOB leader, who is currently in the North of England, stated this in an interview with The Sunday Times of the United Kingdom on Sunday.
“It’s hard for me to speak,” the wife, 40, complained, speaking for the first time since Kanu’s arrest. I’m in a terrible state of mind. I’m afraid for his life because he’s been assaulted and tortured.”
She claimed that she and her family had not spoken to him since his imprisonment.
“I was always concerned about Nnamdi,” Uchechi stated. You are a target when you want liberation from authoritarianism. But, after seeing what happened in Belarus and how no one intervened, I realised that no place was safe.
“It is a crime for the Nigerian government to carry out this rendition. She stated, “We’re not even talking about independence.”
“All we’re asking for is a referendum, just like Scotland did with the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom did with the European Union, but the Nigerian government wants to exterminate our entire family. Britain’s failure to act to protect its own citizens is a scandal and a source of shame.”
In addition, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, who is advising the Kanu family, said that if the UK did not act to support Kanu, it risked being “complicit in torture.”
Jonathan Cooper stated, “Extraordinary rendition is recognised as a form of torture.”
“We urge the UK government to lead by criticising Nigeria’s and Kenya’s actions and ensuring that, if Kanu is to be returned to Nigeria, only independent courts can do so. There is a risk that the UK will become involved in torture if the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, remains silent.”
Kanu appeared in court in Abuja two weeks ago, hooded and charged with inciting violence. He was extradited to Nigeria, according to Nigerian authorities, to continue his trial.
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