Nnamdi Kanu demands British commission’s protection
The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has officially written to the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing requesting every possible consular assistance be granted to him as a British citizen.
Recall that the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya on Sunday and has been remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja while his trial was adjourned to July 26.
According to the legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor in the letter filed to the commission on Thursday, he said the British authorities must declare that he is not a criminal but “a person who possesses a political opinion which the Nigerian authorities are seeking to suppress using punishment of some sort.”
Ejimakor prayed that Kanu be categorized as a high profile prisoner or a prisoner of conscience and thus rendered the highest diplomatic protection under municipal and international laws.
“That Nigerian authorities be prevailed upon to immediately allow access to Mr. Kanu by his lawyers, doctors and family members.”
That the Nigerian authorities be prevailed upon to immediately avail Mr. Kanu the opportunity of being taken to any hospital of his choice for medical examination.”
“That the British authorities file a diplomatic note or other legal processes with Nigeria’s federal high court and the office of the Attorney General of Nigeria indicating sovereign interest in Mr. Kanu’s matter” The letter read.