A Coalition of British lawyers of Igbo extraction has vowed to drag the Kenyan Government to the International Criminal Court, ICC, for detaining Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen, and subsequently handing him over the Nigerian Government.
The Coalition also gave the Nigerian Government 48 hours ultimatum to release Nnamdi Kanu, return him to the United Kingdom and follow the right process of extradition.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was arrested and detained by Kenyan authorities and was later handed over to the Nigerian Government.
The lawyers’ statement was signed by Barrister Ebuka Okoroafor, accusing the Kenyan government of violating the human rights of the IPOB leader, who entered their country with his British passports.
“Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers condemns the illegal detention and subsequent handing over of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the Nigerian government by the Kenyan Government.
They described as archaic and illegal the action of the Kenyan Government, adding, It is worthy of note to mention that Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu entered Kenya with his British passport, and the Kenyan government is fully aware of his citizenship status but still went ahead to perpetrate their illegal act which does not only breach the personal human rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but also undermine the sovereignty of the British government.