Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed that the Kenyan government was deeply involved in the arrest of his client.
Kenyan high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had on Friday denied his country’s involvement in the arrest of Kanu who is currently in the custody of Department of State Security (DSS).
But Ejiofor, in a statement, said Kanu was arrested by the “Kenya’s Special Police Force on the 18th of June, 2021, at their International Airport, and consequently taken to an undisclosed residence under dehumanising conditions”.
“He was tortured and subjected to all forms of inhuman treatment which worsened his health condition. He was illegally detained for eight (8) good days in Kenya before being transfered to their Nigerian counterpart.”
“He was purportedly investigated on a bogus charge while in their custody, ostensibly awaiting to be handed over after their findings proved him innocent of all the spurious allegations. They later beckoned on their Nigerian Counterpart to take over.
“Kenyan Government was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment of my Client before the illegal handover to their Nigerian counterpart.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu conveyed his goodwill message to all IPOB family members worldwide, and craved for your unrelentless prayers.
“We are going back to the court for the needful. Other details cannot be entertained here. His fortified legal team will address these infractions at the proper forum as we progress. Other details on our legal strategy may not be made public.”
DSS had approved an application filed by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor to meet with his client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu was arraigned in court by the secret police on Tuesday and was remanded in its custody until July 26, 2021.
Kanu is facing several charges of terrorism, treasonable felony, and illegal possession of firearms.