21.07.2021 news UK Asks Nigeria to Explain How Nnamdi Kanu Was Arrested

Published 21st Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

The British Government has asked the Nigerian government to give details of the circumstances that led to the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

According to Reuters, Tariq Ahmad, the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, revealed that the United Kingdom Consular has requested access to Kanu, who holds British citizenship and is ready to provide assistance if needs arise.

“We are seeking clarifications from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu,” Ahmad said. “The UK has requested consular access to Kanu from the Nigerian government, and we stand ready to provide consular assistance.”

READ ALSO: Kenyan Govt Speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s Rearrest and Extradition

Although the Nigerian government has consistently failed to admit Kanu was arrested before he was extradited to Nigeria for prosecution on June 29, Kingsley Kanu, his brother, said the IPOB leader was maltreated in Kenya before his forceful return.  

Wilfred Machage, Kenya’s Ambassador to Nigeria, however, distanced his country from any involvement in Kanu’s arrest and extradition. 

The 11-count charge case against Kanu, which includes treason, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, is scheduled to resume on July 26.

Published 21st Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi


Our Stories

Saheed Babalola

US-Based Nigerian Refuses to Pay Back ‘$4,553 Borrowed From Ex-Lover’

Jumia mobile app

Student Suspects Foul Play in Jumia’s Handling of His N11,000

Abubakar Ali Peters

EFCC Reveals Role of Ali Peters, Nadabo Energy Ltd MD, in ‘N1.4bn Fraud’

Nancy Brophy

Nancy Brophy Wrote the Book ‘How to Murder Your Husband’. Now, She’s on Trial for Murder of Husband

Big Bottling Company

Big Bottling Company ‘Blacklists’ Vendor Over Disagreement on Price, Delivery Date

Russian Soldiers

US Advisor: Russia Blocking Food From Entering Africa, America


Minister Confirms Seeing ‘4 Corpses’ as Traders, Riders Clash in Abuja

Standard Life Alliance Empowerment

After Denying Investors Their Funds at Maturity, Standard Alliance Life Assurance Shuts Down Offices


Despite Court Order Striking Out Case, INTERPOL Declares Blogger Wanted


Colonel’s Wife Disobeys Court Order to Surrender Truck After Her Driver Caused an Accident — And the Police Are Helpless