The United Kingdom says it has began the process of querying the federal government over the alleged illegal extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
The Head of Communications, British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, made this known while responding to enquires bordering on the legality of the arrest and extradition of the secessionist leader said to have been picked up from Kenya, according to his younger brother, Emmanuel.
Mr Hurlock reaffirmed the the IPOB leader was not intercepted in the UK as speculated in some quarters, adding that the trial of Mr Kanu who is also a British citizen must follow due process.
“In response to any queries on whether Nnamdi Kanu was extradited from the UK, we can reaffirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK nor was he extradited from the UK,” he said. “With regards to any questions about the possible legality of his arrest, the British High Commission in Abuja is currently in the process of seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest.
“With regard to any questions about whether the British High Commission is providing assistance in this case, we can confirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stands ready to provide consular assistance.
“With regard to any questions about what the UK thinks about the proposed legal process that Nnamdi Kanu is facing in Nigeria, the UK would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process,” he added.