The arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has finally revealed details of where he was captured before being repatriated to Nigeria.
The detained IPOB leader told his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Friday that he was arrested and detained in Kenya for eight days.
Ejiofor narrated that his client was arrested by Kenya’s Special Police Force at the country’s international airport before he was eventually handed over to Nigerian security operatives.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Kanu was allowed access to his legal team on Friday by the Department of State Services (DSS).
It was during the discussion between him and his lawyers that he revealed details of his capture as narrated by his lead counsel, Ejiofor after the visit.
The allegation comes hours after the Director-General of Immigration Services in Kenya, Alexander Muteshi, had dismissed the claims that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria by Kenya.
An Official in the Kenya Ministry of Interior also noted that the ministry has no knowledge of Kanu’s extradition to Nigeria.
According to the lawyer, Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 18 but was detained and tortured until last Sunday when he was flown back to the country.
He alleged that the Kenyan government “was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment” of the IPOB leader based on trumped-up charges before he was eventually handed over to Nigerian authorities.
His statement titled “Update on meeting with MNK today, 2nd July 2021 posted on Facebook reads:
“My Client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was actually abducted by the accursed Kenya’s Special Police Force on the 18th of June 2021 at their International Airport, and consequently taken to an undisclosed residence under dehumanizing conditions.
He was tortured and subjected to all forms of inhuman treatment which worsened his health condition. He was illegally detained for eight (8) good DAYS in Kenya before being transferred to their Nigerian counterpart.
He was purportedly investigated on a bogus charge while in their custody, ostensibly, awaiting to be handed over after their findings proved him innocent of all the spurious allegations. They later beckoned on their Nigerian Counterpart to take over.
Kenyan Government was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment of my Client before the illegal handover to their Nigerian counterpart.
A scan of his heart showed that the heart has enlarged by 13% due to the dehumanizing treatment meted to him. There will be need for immediate proper medical examination and attention for him.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu conveyed his goodwill message to all IPOB family members worldwide, and craved for your unrelentless prayers.
We are going back to the Court for the needful. Other details cannot be entertained here.
His fortified legal team will address these infractions at the proper forum as we progress. Other details on our legal strategy, may not be made public.
With Chukwuokike Abiama on our side, Victory is assured. For if God Almighty be for us, who can be against us?”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Friday disclosed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will be facing fresh charges.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Malami disclosed that the new charges will incorporate fresh allegations against the IPOB leader.