Nnamdi Kanu Says Kenya Played Major Role in His Arrest and Extradition and Was Tortured Too

Leader of secessionist group of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has refuted Kenya’s claim of having no hand in his extradition to Nigeria, says he was actually arrested in Kenya and tortured in the East African country, before he was handed over to the Nigerian government.

Speaking through his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu said his heart is now in a worse condition due to the torture and dehumanising conditions he was subjected to by the Kenyans.

“My client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was actually abducted by the accursed 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 good days in Kenya before being transferred to their Nigerian counterpart,” 

Ejiofor adds that Kanu was “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.

“The Kenya government was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment of my client before the illegal handover to their Nigerian counterpart.

“A scan of his heart showed that the heart has enlarged by 13% due to the dehumanizing treatment meted to him. There will be need for immediate proper medical examination and attention for him.

“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.

“With Chukwuokike Abiama on our side, Victory is assured. For if God Almighty be for us, who can be against us?”

Recall that top officials of the Kenyan government had previously denied claims that their country played a role in Kanu’s re-arrest and extradition.


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