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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria, Kenya broke an international treaty, says IPOB Leader’s Lawyer

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Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, says both Nigeria and Kenya violated a law in respect of the transfer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in June.

Quoting a law that seemed like the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ejimakor, via his known Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon said the two African countries cannot claim ignorance of the law.

“A State shall provide for all individuals that it wishes to transfer to the custody of another State an effective, independent, impartial and individualized judicial oversight prior to transfer”. Nigeria & Kenya are State parties to this Law. Yet, they chose to break it,” Ejimakor wrote.

Recall that Kanu, a Nigerian-British citizen, is back behind bars.

He had been on the run for years: Kanu’s group is striving for an independent state of Biafra. His followers have not given up their dream of their own homeland in the southeast of Nigeria.

But the Nigerian government continues to treat IPOB proponents with a heavy hand. The apex government vows that it will not allow Nigeria to divide.

 

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