UK Govt Has Not Shown Much Interest In Kanu's Case - Ejiofor, IPOB Leader's Counsel - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

UK Govt Has Not Shown Much Interest In Kanu's Case - Ejiofor, IPOB Leader's Counsel



By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to the leader of the prosecribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented the seemingly nonchallant attitide of the British government towards its citizen, Kanu, saying it is “not doing much” in the embattled Biafran agitator's case.

On June 29, fugitive Kanu, a British citizen, was rearrested and extradited to Nigeria from Kenya to face charges of treasonable felony.

However, there was a promise by the UK to provide Kanu with legal service. Even Dean Hurlock, spokesperson of the British High Commission in Nigeria told the media that the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office would provide consular assistance in respect of Kanu's  matter.

But appearing on Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Ejiofor disclosed that the “British government has not set their eyes on Nnamdi Kanu talk more of offering any form of service till today,” and even insinuating a “likelihood of connivance in the effect of my client on the part of the British government”.

“I can confirm, British high commission and government are not doing much about this case. I can confirm to you that there’s a very likelihood of connivance in the effect of my client on the part of the British government,” Ejiofor said.

“In 2015, Nnamdi Kanu, a British national, was arrested in Lagos, and I know what happened and the effort they made. I know how they were keeping constant communication with me. I know how they were visiting him in SSS, where he was initially detained before being taken to prison. They were there severally. Every two days, they visited him in prison. At times, they make sure to confirm with me about his medical condition.

“But as of today, July 2021, a British national was abducted on June 19 and smuggled into Nigeria thereafter. And was taken to court on the 29. These things happened to the knowledge of the British government, and, apart from that, we formally notified them.

“The British government has not set their eyes on Nnamdi Kanu talkless of offering any form of service, and till today, I can confirm that to you.”

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