By Favour Goodness
The Kenyan government has confirmed that the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, did not go through extradition proceedings.
It disclosed this in a defense filed before a Kenyan court in response to a suit initiated by Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta.
Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta disclosed this in a statement he signed, titled: “Kenya confirms in Court that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not undergo extradition proceedings in Kenya.”
The IPOB leader was arrested and extradited from Kenya in June 2021.
Following public outcry, the Kenyan government had denied involvement in Kanu’s arrested and extradition.
However, Kanunta said the Kenyan government has no knowledge of Kanu’s arrest in its country.
According to the statement: “On 2nd November 2021, the Government of Kenya filed its defense to the suit I had earlier filed in Kenya on behalf of my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“In the said defense that it filed in Court, Kenya has not only persisted in its denials, but it went further to confirm that my brother was denied the benefit of the due process of extradition in Kenya or even a lawful arrest.
“In particular, the defense the Kenyan Government filed in court stated in major part “That there are no extradition proceedings to justify that the Government of Kenya is responsible for the subject’s extradition”.