Kenyan Authorities Respond to Arrest, Extradition of Nnamdi Kanu To Nigeria

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Kenyan Authorities Respond to Arrest, Extradition of Nnamdi Kanu To Nigeria
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Kenyan Immigration and diplomatic authorities have claimed no involvement in the arrest and “extradition” of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who was alleged to have been arrested in Kenya and brought to Nigeria.

Alexander Muteshi, Kenya’s Director-General of Immigration Services, refuted the claims of the country’s entanglement with the arrest and “extradition” of Kanu.

Also, an official in the Kenya Ministry of Interior said the ministry was not aware of the “extradition” of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria.

The Kenyan government officials in separate interviews with Reuters and Kenya’s Nation newspaper debunked the family’s claim.

Reuters said, “A spokeswoman for the Kenyan interior ministry said it was not aware of the matter, while the foreign affairs ministry in Nairobi did not respond to a request for comment.”

Muteshi while dismissing the family’s claim also told Kenya Nation that it was not possible to tell whether Mr Kanu had entered Kenyan territory.

“I can’t know that,” Mr Muteshi said when asked whether the claims made by the family were true.

Kanu, who is facing 11 counts of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country.

On Tuesday, he was rearraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday and remanded in the custody of the DSS, while the case was adjourned till July 26 and July 27.

The IPOB leader is seeking for the succession of Biafra from Nigeria.

According to the Federal Government, security agencies had rrailed Kanu for over two years before he was re-arrested.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture had in a press briefing on Thursday said Kanu was living “a five-star life across several countries”.

Mohammed said Kanu’s re-arrest was facilitated by the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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