IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Sues Kenya Court Over Extradition

The leader of the indegenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has sued the Kenya court that extradited him to Nigeria, on grounds that his extradition was unconstitutional.

Kanu Sues Kenya Govt.

In the suit filed by the pro-Biafran activist’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta, he argued that his arrest in Kenya and subsequent extradition to Nigeria in June were unconstitutional.

He revealed that Kanu was in Kenya to seek medical attention for a heart challenge and for IPOB activities.

Nigerian authority had on June 29 claimed Kanu was brought back to face trial after he jumped bail in 2017 and detained for several days after which he was illegally and stealthily extradited to Nigeria without his British passport in utter-non-compliance with laid down processes of laws in Kenya.

Kanu therefore asked the court to declare his extradition a violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms to equal protection of the law.

The court was also asked to issue an order compelling the respondents to furnish him with the designations and ranks of state officers, public officers, police officers, agencies and departments, institutions and organs of government involved in his extradition.

Respondents are Kenya’s Interior CS, Director of Immigration, Director of Criminal Investigations, OCPD Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and the Attorney General.