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UK admits assisting, visiting IPOB leader Kanu in prison

03 April 2016, 06:36

Abuja – The British government has admitted that it has been providing assistance to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu since his arrest in October last year.

According to Punch, the British High Commission spokesperson, Joe Abuku, said this in an email, adding that it has been visiting Kanu in prison.

"We have provided assistance to Mr Kanu since his arrest in October last year, including visiting him regularly in prison and attending court appearances in an observation capacity," read part of the email.

Also read: Our next move will shake the whole earth, IPOB threatens

Abuku said as a British citizen, Kanu was "entitled to all rights, privileges and protection, guaranteed under the British laws and conventions".

This came a few days after Kanu urged the British government to intervene in his case by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release him from prison. 

In a letter dated March 24 and addressed to the British High Commissioner in Abuja, Kanu described himself as a victim of travesty and gross human rights violation.

Kanu is facing treason charges.

- News24 Nigeria


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