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Kanu not arrested or extradited by UK, arrested in Kenya —Omokri

Says Kenya arrested “was an illegal detention”

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Reno Omokri has claimed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the United Kingdom, neither was he extradited by the British Government.

Mr. Omokri, made the claim in a statement posted on one of his social media handles late Tuesday.

Citing British sources, he said Mazi Kanu was rather, most likely arrested in Kenya, adding that the Kenya arrest “was an illegal detention”.

He wrote: “I just spoke with a top UK government source.

“Nnamdi Kanu was NOT arrested or extradited by the British.

Reno Omokri was the Special Assistant on New Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan
Reno Omokri was the Special Assistant on New Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan

“According to this official, Kanu was “almost definitely arrested in KENYA” and “it was an illegal detention”.

“I won’t reveal my source, but I have him on record.”

Going further, he stated: “For those who do not know how these things operate, the United Kingdom is a civilised nation that is governed by the Rule of Law.

“No one, no matter how wanted, can be arrested and extradited without extradition hearings before a court, especially when that person is a British citizen.

“There are Nigerians who are currently fighting their extradition to Nigeria in court in the UK.

“They cannot leave the UK on their own volition or on the request of the Nigerian government until their hearings are exhausted.

“If they lose at the court of first instance, they have a right of appeal.”

He repeated that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested or extradited by the British government.

He also claimed that it is a lie that he boarded a plane and came to Nigeria by himself, adding that “it is just propaganda”.

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