Nnamdi Kanu didn’t undergo extradition process in Kenya — Lawyer

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

A court in Kenya has heard that the government of the country admitted that there was no record from any police station within the country to indicate that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was lawfully arrested and detained.

Mr Kanu’s lawyer Aloy Ejimakor said this was revealed on November 2 when the Kenyan government filed its defence to the suit that Mr Kanu’s younger brother Kingsley filed in Kenya on behalf of his brother.

Mr Ejimakor argued that the implication of Kenya’s defence was that the IPOB leader was renditioned and should therefore be released.

He said the Kenyan government had publicly issued series of statements, denying its complicity in the act.

“In the said defence, Kenya has not only persisted in its denials, but went further to confirm that my brother was denied the benefit of the due process of extradition in Kenya or even a lawful arrest.

“In particular, the defence the Kenyan Government filed in court stated that there was no extradition proceedings to justify that the Government of Kenya is responsible for the subject’s extradition.

“It needs to be emphasised that above admissions have officially confirmed our long-held position that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s transfer from Kenya to Nigeria is unlawful,” the younger Kanu stated.

According to Kingsley, this latest revelation officially made in court by Kenya further solidifies his position that the Nigerian government cannot benefit from its own wrong by subjecting his brother to trial.

Kanu is being tried for terrorism and treasonable felony.