leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
Nigeria -The United Kingdom Parliament has disclosed that it would discuss issues surrounding the repatriation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, who is also a British citizen, was arrested abroad and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for alleged treason.
In a schedule posted on its website, the UK Parliament said it would discuss “the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Kanu to Nigeria against his will,” among other issues.
According to the document, Lord Alton of Liverpool will be raising the issue at the House of Lords and will ask the British government on Kanu’s repatriation to Nigeria.
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamadi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja,” the document reads.
The document also states that the question, tagged ‘HL1665’ tabled on July 5, 2021 will be “due for answer” by the “relevant government department” by July 19, 2021.