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Kanu did not undergo extradition proceedings in Kenya, says Ejimakor

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
09 November 2021   |   3:16 am
Mr Aloy Ejimakor, who is lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has informed the court that Government of Kenya admitted that there was no record from any of the Police Stations within the country to indicate that Kanu was lawfully arrested and detained.

Mr Aloy Ejimakor, who is lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has informed the court that Government of Kenya admitted that there was no record from any of the Police Stations within the country to indicate that Kanu was lawfully arrested and detained.

He said this was revealed on November 2, 2021 when Kenyan Government filed its defence to the suit Mr. Kingsley Kanunta Kanu (the younger brother of the detained Kanu) had earlier filed in Kenya on behalf of his brother.

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 abominable 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 him, this latest revelation, officially made in open Court by Kenya, further solidifies their position that the Nigerian Government cannot benefit from its own wrong by subjecting his brother to trial.