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I'm a British citizen, ask Buhari to release me - Kanu tells UK

31 March 2016, 07:31

Abuja - Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has made an appeal to the British Government to intervene on his behalf and ask President Muhammadu Buhari to release him.

According to a Vanguard report, Kanu addressed a letter to the UK through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, describing himself as a victim of travesty and claiming that his human rights continue to be violated.

Kanu stated that he was ready to answer on charges posed against him, despite having expressed doubt in the Federal Government's ability to give him a fair trial.

Stressing that he was a British citizen, Kanu stated that he was wrongly arrested and continues to be illegally detained.

Also read: Buhari has not dropped military behaviour - Kanu's wife

"It is repeating the obvious to state that our client is a full British citizen, by virtue of which position he is entitled to all Rights, Privileges and Protection, guaranteed under the British Laws and conventions.

"We are therefore constrained in the circumstance, to formally notify the British Government via this medium, of our well informed reservations, and apprehension, that our client is undergoing persecution in the charge above referred, and deliberate design by the persecutors to frustrate every effort of the Defense team aimed at giving our client a fair trial.

"It is the position of our Law, that dual citizenship is a constitutional right of the citizens of Nigeria, clearly provided for under section 28 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in 2011. Dual citizenship is not a crime under our Law," Kanu's letter stated.

Read more at Vanguard

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