Kingsley Kanu, a brother to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said he spoke with his brother who told him he was in Kenya shortly before his arrest.
Kingsley Kanu, also disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu was taking a walk when he was arrested and that he was without his documents.
According to Kingsley, the UK Guardian had declared that Kanu’s “UK passport remains in Kenya.”
“I spoke to him on the phone, he was well in Nairobi. His associates said he went out; he didn’t take his documents with him; so he wasn’t planning on going anywhere. Then, all of a sudden, we see him paraded in handcuffs in Abuja.
“It is an extraordinary rendition aided by Kenyan authorities.It is an outrage that cannot be allowed to happen,” he said.
He added, “We are holding the Nigerian government and Kenyan government responsible. The British government know what is happening.” He noted that UK officials had made contact with Kanu’s family and legal team and that there were concerns he would be abused in detention.
“I am concerned for his wellbeing because you know how they will treat him.”
Similarly, counsels to Kanu’s family accused the Nigerian government of “state kidnapping” and said he was abducted by Nigerian officials in Kenya and taken to Nigeria against his will.
The Guardian stated that evidence at its disposal shows that Kanu entered Kenya this year on his British passport on a visa expiring in June, adding “his UK passport remains in Kenya.”
Kanu was not in possession of a Nigerian passport, his family said, because he has verbally renounced Nigerian citizenship in broadcasts.
“The abduction of a person from a foreign country with the aim of rendition him to justice is illegal under international law,” the medium stated.
However, Kenyan authorities have denied involvement in the arrest.