Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has given details of his visit to the IPOB leader who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Ejimakor said he delivered two forms to Kanu during the visit on Wednesday, July 15.
One of the forms was from the British High Commission and the other was from a law firm in London, Bindmans. Kanu is also a British citizen.
“The forms will open a whole new chapter of legality, including the filing of a Writ of Mandamus, against the Nigerian government in a UK court to compel it to produce Kanu, because his detention is illegal under the British law. It was an extraordinary rendition, which is an international crime by which a state kidnaps a suspect or a fugitive without the due process of law,” he said.
“They will be filing all these processes in the UK and there is a prospect of a UK court assuming universal jurisdiction or extra-territorial jurisdiction and reaching into Kenya so that they can arrest every Kenyan official, either authorised or not, and every Nigerian official involved in this case.”
Ejimakor said the DSS collected the forms, saying they must first go through the vetting of its legal unit.
He said that during the three-hour meeting, the IPOB leader told him he was blindfolded and flown on a private jet on June 27, from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, without any extradition hearing or immigration process.
“The people that abducted him said they were told by their sponsors that Kanu was a Nigerian terrorist linked to Islamic terrorists in Kenya, presumably Al-Shabab. But after several days when they discovered his true identity, they tended to treat him less badly,” he said.