Fein Bruce—Nnamdi Kanu’s US Lawyer set to drag Buhari to Int’l Criminal Court
Attorney Bruce Fein, the United States-based lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that he would drag President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government and before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for committing crimes against humanity and violation of conventions.
Fein stated these on Monday in Abuja while narrating his experience in the hands of operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) after he was denied access for the second time to visit his client in their custody.
He vowed to pursue all international and diplomatic angles to ensure that the Nigeria government pays and complies with international protocols.
He noted that the alleged kidnapping and torture of the IPOB leader in Kenya by the Nigerian government was a gross violation of international law.
Fein said, “I will be pursuing all international and diplomatic protocols platforms to see that justice is done and international laws and norms are complied with.
“Among other institutions, I plan to visit the International working group on arbitration that sits in Geneva. It is an arm of United Nations and is a human rights’ council.
“We are going to pursue all these on legitimate platforms in the international community to make it clear that anything that transpires regarding Nnamdi Kanu’s case is fully in the sunshine; it would not be clouded.
“An example of the concerns that have been raised on the proceedings so far is the gross violation of international laws. First Nnamdi Kanu’s kidnapping is a violation of international law. His torture before returning to Nigeria is a violation of international law and denying him access to his counsel is violation of international law.”
Fein explained that no state could set aside or renounce the principles of international law that applies everywhere.
According to him, the exponential increase in human rights’ violation by the Nigerian government had become a major source of concern to the international community and must be addressed.