Nnamdi Kanu has been offered consular assistance – UK

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British High Commission reacts Nnamdi Kanu is leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
Nnamdi Kanu is leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

The United Kingdom has thrown its weight behind IPOB’s embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, the British Commission has offered Kanu consular assistance.

Laing revealed this in an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday.

She said: ”On Nnamdi Kanu, all I would say is that we are on record of saying that we can offer consular assistance to British nationals as requested. That is all I am prepared to say in this interview.

”I haven’t said anything about his trial. What we have said on record is that we would do all we can and we do offer consular assistance and in this case we have offered consular assistance to Nnamdi Kanu.”

According to reports, Nnamdi Kanu was nabbed in Kenya (unconfirmed by the FG) and brought back to Nigeria to stand trial.

He has since been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). However, when asked to present him for his trial before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja; the DSS could not present him citing logistical issues.

As a result, Justice Nyako adjourned the trial till October 21, 2021.