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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has sued the Kenyan government over his extradition to Nigeria.
According to court papers which were sighted by The Eastern Updates, the suit was entered on his behalf of the secessionist leader by his brother, Kingsley Kanunta.
In his petition presented by Luchiri and Company Advocates, Kanu argued that his arrest in Kenya and subsequent extradition to Nigeria in June were unconstitutional.
Those named as respondents are Kenya’s Interior CS, Director of Immigration, Director of Criminal Investigations, OCPD Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and the Attorney General.
Nigerian officials on June 29 claimed Kanu was brought back to face trial after he jumped bail and went on the run in 2017.
The petition revealed that Kanu was in Kenya to seek medical attention for a heart challenge and for ‘Indigenous People of Biafra-related work’.
THE EASTERN UPDATES