Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead attorney for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed that the British government aided those who re-arrested the pro-Biafra activist.
Ejiofor stated this while emphasizing that the British government has not visited Kanu, who is still detained by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Kanu was recently re-arrested and returned to Kenya from an unidentified African location.
Kanu is being imprisoned in a DSS facility in Abuja since his return to Nigeria.
Following Kanu’s detention, the British High Commissioner in Nigeria declared his willingness to assist him with consular matters.
However, Ejiofor stated that the IPOB leader has yet to be seen by the British High Commission.
Ejiofor denied rumours that British government officials had visited the pro-Biafra agitator in a series of tweets.
“For your information, neither the British High Commissioner in Nigeria nor any one representing/acting for them has visited Our Client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at DSS detention facility, where he is currently being held incommunicado. I can authoritatively confirm this position to you today.
“Stop believing the falsehood being dished out in the public space by mischief makers.The purveyors of fake news have always been at it.
“When I talk about a collaboration between the British Government and those that kidnapped Our Client in Kenya, I meant every word spoken there.
“Thankfully, force of law has been activated through judicial process, before the British Court to ensure that their statutory obligation over their Nationale is asserted, without further ado.
“I see a handful of compromised social media platforms, who are ostensibly feeding fat from the National treasury. But the majority of distinguished media houses are guided by good conscience in their reportage.
“We definitely commend them. Always visit our social media handles for an accurate account of that is happening around our Client. May Chukwuokike continue to strengthen and protect him in this trying time.”