Nnamdi Kanu speaks for the first time in detention
The Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was allowed to speak with his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor on Wednesday for the first time in detention.
This is coming weeks after he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria to face treasonable charges.
Ejimakor said he observed that despite what he has passed through, he was in high spirits and looked forward to overcoming the extraordinary rendition that brought him to Nigeria.
According to Premium Times, here are seven things he said to his Lawyer Ejimakor:
1. He said the people that abducted him said that they were told by their sponsors that Kanu was a Nigerian terrorist linked to the Islamic terrorists in Kenya, presumably Al-Shabab.
2. Ejimakor said Kanu said after several days when they discovered his true identity, they tended to treat him less badly. Despite that, they told him they felt committed to hand him over to those that hired them.
3. Kanu revealed that he was held incommunicado and chained to a bare floor for eight days in a nondescript private facility in Kenya noting that the Nigerian government must have contracted a third party, probably outside the knowledge and involvement of the Kenyan government, for the “interception”
4. His special counsel said Kanu alleged that no warrant of arrest was shown to him or even mentioned to him.
5. He said his abductors disclosed to him that they abducted him at the behest of the Nigerian government.
6. Kanu was flown to Abuja in the private jet on Sunday 27th June 2021 from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and that he was the lone passenger,”
7. He was blindfolded and driven to the tarmac very close to the plane without passing through the airport immigration. The plane departed Nairobi at about 12 p.m. and arrived in Abuja in the evening. Kanu told Ejimakor.