United Nations Seek Clarification on the circumstances and Legality of Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest, ask FG to explain how Nnamdi Kanu was repatriated to Nigeria.
THE United Nations have said it will seek clarification from the Federal Government on the circumstances and legality of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The UN reiterated that the IPOB leader was not arrested or extradited from the UK.
The British Government also said its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office was ready to provide consular assistance to Kanu who was expected back in court on July 26.
Nnamdi 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.
He is still being remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services by the Federal High Court.
The UN expected the trial of the Biafran separatist to follow due process.
With regard to any questions about whether the British High Commission is providing assistance in this case, we can confirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stands ready to provide consular assistance.
With regard to any questions about what the UN thinks about the proposed legal process that Nnamdi Kanu is facing in Nigeria, the UN would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process.