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Breaking: UK Releases Fresh Statement On Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest

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The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has disclosed that its enquiries on the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, are continuing.

The Head of Communications, British High Commission, Abuja, Dean Hurlock, stated this in response to media report that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, rebuffed the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, over Kanu’s arrest.

Hurlock’s response also followed revelation on Friday by Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, regarding how Kanu was arrested and tortured in Kenya before he was brought to the country.

Ejiofor had said in a statement: “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 dehumanizing 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.

“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 counterparts 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.”

Responding , Hurlock said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu continue.”

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