Contrary to believe in some quarters that the United Kingdom, UK, has abandoned detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi kanu, the UK government has said that it officials have been visiting him in prison.
Spokesman for the British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Joe Abuku, stated this in an email sent to The Punch on Friday.
The statement read in part that: “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.”
The detained Biafran agitator, who is also a British citizen, had written a letter through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that the British government should not abandon him.
He had said, “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.”
He also argued that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration had violently abused his fundamental human rights through his prolonged detention in prison custody, adding that there was no way he would get a fair hearing.

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