The family of the rearrested leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has berated the British government over their continued silence.
Recall that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria last Sunday.
He was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.
In an interview with Vanguard, Prince Emmanuel, Kanu’s younger brother asked the British government to show more interest in Kanu’s ordeal since he is a British citizen.
He said, “It is still not clear to us how Nnamdi, a British citizen would be abducted and bundled to Nigeria. If at all there is any reason to arrest him, why not take him to Britain where he is a citizen?
“Britain hasn’t done enough. Britain should be able to stand firm and demand explanations for those who abducted her citizen and bundled him to Nigeria. Kenya should also explain all it knows about this crime.”
Prince Emmanuel also called on the federal government to grant Kanu’s family access to the detained IPOB leader.
According to him, the family had been traumatized by Kanu’s arrest and recent events.
Emmanuel added that every member of the family was deeply worried over his health condition.
“I hope he is not tortured. I hope his right to human dignity is not being violated. How can you abduct somebody and keep him in custody without access to his family and lawyers? This is inhumanity!” he said.
“Why can’t we see him? The federal government should allow us to see him because he is our son. He should have access to his lawyers and family,” Emmanuel added.