UK BRINGS WAR! ! ! Nigeria Must Explain How Kanu Was Arrested From Kenya- UK Parliament Fumes
Samuel Nnaemeka Madukaji
July. 21, 2021
The United Kingdom Parliament also known as House of Lords, has commanded the Nigerian government to explain the roles it played and the manner of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, from Kenya.
Finally, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, has demanded that the President Muhammadu Buhari' s government should explain to the British government how it repatriated the IPOB leader because they can' t get an explanation from the UK of any role in repatriating him.
This is coming after a debate by the UK Parliament on July 7, during which British lawmakers discussed the UK government' s assessment of Kenya' s role in Kanu' s arrest.
Particularly, Lord Alton of Liverpool was the one who had initially raised the issue at the House of Lords, seeking to address the illegitimacy surrounding the transfer of Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria against his will. Speaking further, he also sought to know if there was any assistance provided to the embattled IPOB leader by the High Commission in Abuja.
A parliamentary schedule stated, " Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty' s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamdi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja. HL1665. "
In response to the parliament' s debate, Ahmad said, " We are seeking clarification from the Nigerian Government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu. "
Ahmad also affirmed to the claims that the British High Commission in Abuja of the UK government was providing consular assistance for the IPOB leader. Recall that Nnamdi Kanu refused to cooperate with the questioning team of the Directorate of Security Service, DSS on Sunday, in the presence of his lawyer because the DSS has blocked two important documents that was given to the separatist to sign.
Recall that the British government and a reputable law firm based in the UK known as Bindmans, has solicited to take over Nnamdi Kanu' s case, the documents were taken to the separatist in custody to sign, but the DSS had seized the documents with excuse of vetting it, and had refused to given it to Nnamdi to sign.
" The UK has requested consular access to Kanu from the Nigerian government, and we stand ready to provide consular assistance, " he maintained.
While the Buhari regime has refused to disclose how it repatriated the IPOB leader from Kenya, the UK government had clarified that Kanu travelling with a British passport was not arrested within its shores.
Kenya high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had also denied the claims of Kenya' s involvement or that it participated in Kanu' s arrest, stating that the East African Country was not involved in the whole process.
Reacting to this, The Guardian, a UK newspaper, reinstated that he was arrested in Kenya, as Kanu' s UK passport was found in Kenya.
The news House also cleared the fact that Nnamdi landed in Kenya on his British passport not as a Nigerian, which makes Kenya an accomplish in the illegal abduction of the separatist.