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Kanu drags Kenya to court over arrest, extradition to Nigeria

THE leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has instituted a lawsuit against the Kenyan Government.

Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Kanu disclosed this via a tweet today.

“UPDATE: Extraordinary Rendition: Onyendu’s legal team has filed a suit in Kenya against the Kenyan government,” he wrote.

Recall that Kanu was arrested in June and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for alleged treason after he had jumped bail since 2017

Speaking on the arrest, Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said that Kanu was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”.

The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, denied the claim that Kanu was arrested in his country.

But Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the IPOB leader, countered the position of the Kenyan government, saying his client was “illegally handed over” to the Nigerian government.

Kanu is expected in court in October. The Nigerian government has charged him with treason.

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