Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), refuted reports that British authorities visited the activist being held in a detention center.
Kanu is being held captive by the Department of State Services (DSS) since July after he was seized in Kenya and illegally repatriated to Nigeria.
“For your information, neither the British High Commissioner in Nigeria nor any one representing/acting for them has visited Our Client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at DSS detention facility, where he is currently being held incommunicado. I can authoritatively confirm this position to you today,” said Ejiofor in a statement Friday morning.
The lawyer, who met with the IPOB leader on Thursday, accused the British government of colluding with Nigerian authorities in the illegal extradition and incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu.
“When I talk about a collaboration between the British Government and those that kidnapped Our Client in Kenya, I meant every word spoken there.
“Thankfully, force of law has been activated through judicial process, before the British Court to ensure that their statutory obligation over their Nationale is asserted, without further ado.
“In this Political/Media trial of Our Client, I see a handful of Compromised socia media platforms, who are ostensibly feeding fat from the National treasury. But the majority of distinguished media houses are guided by good conscience in their reportage. We must definitely commend them,” he said.
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