UK Govt ‘In Talks’ With FG Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest, Pledges To Assist Him

The British High Commission says it is seeking explanation from the government of President Buhari over the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission, disclosed this in a message sent to TheCable online newspaper on Wednesday.

Hurlock said the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office “stands ready to provide consular assistance” regarding the matter.

“The British High Commission in Abuja is currently in the process of seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest,” he said.

He added that the UK “would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process” as Kanu’s prosecution resumes.

The IPOB leader, who is also a British citizen, was reportedly arrested with the help of the INTERPOL and bundled back to Nigeria on Sunday.

Kanu was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday and was remanded in DSS custody.

The IPOB leader is facing charges of treason.

Meanwhile, IPOB alleges that Kanu was illegally arrested in Kenya.

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