The United Nations has made urgent appeals to the Nigerian and Kenya governments to explain the ‘’illegal arrest and extradition ‘’ of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB0, Nnamdi Kanu.
In the UN document, dated August 26, obtained by SaharaReporters, the United Nations said the Nigerian and Kenyan governments should furnish it with details of how Kanu was arrested and illegally brought to Nigeria.
In a release titled ‘’urgent appeals ‘ in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against Nigeria and Kenya’’.
Kingsley said, ‘’Following the extraordinary rendition of my older brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I undertook a number of urgent steps within the realm of the international community particularly in Britain and the United Nations.
I worked quietly with my brother’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, and the Bindmans(my brother’s lawyer in Britain) on a host of muscular interventions aimed at presenting my brother’s case to the international community and facilitating his unconditional release, and bringing the culprits of his illegal rendition to account.
‘’These interventions were not made known to the general public because the applicable rules, especially that of the United Nations, required them to be kept confidential for sixty days.
‘those sixty days just expired and the United Nations has therefore made public details of its I ‘Urgent Appeals’ to the Nigerian and Kenyan governments, which were transmitted since 26th August 2021. It also has made public an acknowledgment it received on 17th September 2021 from the permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the UN ‘.
Both documents are attached to this Press Release. In particular, the said Urgent Appeal s states in part ’that the United Nations is alarmed by the torture and ill-treatment Mr. Kanu has been subjected to during his illegal custody in Kenya. If confirmed, these allegations would constitute prima facie violations of fundamental human rights, including the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of liberty, and the absolute and non-derogatory prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment under the International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights (ICCPR)’’.