Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer for leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that the British government could be complicit in the IPOB leader’s ordeal.
Mr Ejiofor made the allegation on Wednesday on Arise TV morning show.
He said that the British High Commission is reluctant to help Mr Kanu despite visiting him regularly while he was in detention in 2015.
He said: “I can confirm to you that British High Commission is not doing much about this case. I can confirm to you that there is every likelihood of connivance in what happened to my client.
“Because some times in 2015 when my client was arrested I know how they were keeping in constant communication with him and visiting him regularly both when he was in DSS custody and when he was transferred to prison.
“But as at yesterday a British national was arrested and till date, they have not visited him even when we have officially notified them of the situation.
“As at the time he was arrested, he was arrested as a British national because he had renounced his Nigerian citizenship over 5 years ago. And they are still talking about offering him consular services.”
One of Kanu’s lawyers Aloy Ejimakor alleged in mid-July that the Department of State Services prevented the IPOB leader from signing the UK consular assistance form.