British High Commission Seeks Kanu’s Consent To Take Over Case

Information reaching the desk of Oceanicnews have it that the British High Commission and a law firm in London, Bindmans, are seeking for the consent of the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, with a view of taking up his case.

According to Punch, Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, on Thursday, delivered two forms to the IPOB leader during a visit to the office of the Department of State Services (DSS), where he is being detained after his arrest and repatriation from Kenya.

He said, “I went to visit him on Wednesday and went with two forms. One was the consular consent form that the British High Commission required that he signs to consent to consular assistance. There was also a form from his counsel in the UK. The firm is known as Bindmans, one of the largest law firms in the UK.

“The forms will open a whole new chapter of legality, including the filing of a Writ of Mandamus, against the Nigerian government in a UK court to compel it to produce Kanu, because his detention is illegal under the British law. It was an extraordinary rendition, which is an international crime by which a state kidnaps a suspect or a fugitive without the due process of law.

“They will be filing all these processes in the UK and there is a prospect of a UK court assuming universal jurisdiction or extra-territorial jurisdiction and reaching into Kenya so that they can arrest every Kenyan official, either authorised or not, and every Nigerian official involved in this case.” Mr Ejimakor remarked

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