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Nnamdi Kanu Abduction: We Never Cleared Nigeria, Kenya Of Rights Violations —IHRC |The Republican News

By Kenneth Emesike

The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has debunked the news making rounds that the Czech Republic headquartered human rights body has absolved both the Kenyan and Nigerian governments of rights violations in the arrest and repatriation of the leader of the Ingenious People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently being detained at a DSS facility in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Recall that days ago, several media houses (not SOUTHPOST NG) published a statement purportedly issued by IHRC, which completely absolved the aforementioned countries of any human rights violations in the case.

However, IHRC in a statement on Thursday by its Country Head/Ambassador for West African countries, Ambassador Dr Friday Sabi, stated that the commission never issued such a statement on the matter or the publicised declaration, which he blamed on impostors.

Nnamdi Kanu Abduction: IHRC Report Clears Nigeria, Kenya Of Diplomatic Breaches, It’ll Monitor Trial|The Republican News

Part of the statement read: “As a diplomatic inter-governmental organisation, our policy on crises management is purely mediation role to bring about peace and not to take side with any party and aggravate crises.

“The issue of IPOB agitation and the subsequent violence that has ensured has claimed several lives in the southeastern Nigeria and as a diplomatic specialised organisation with full knowledge of public security and public safety we do not issue such myopic and premature statements which is capable of escalating the crises on ground in Nigeria.

“For the record, we are about the only non-governmental organisation in the world who do not believe in protest or demonstration as a way of making demands from government or bodies owing to our diplomatic principles.

“Let me also put it on record that the IHRC establishment across the world is to bridge the gap of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by various state protocols which has hindered the acceleration of the Universal Declaration on human rights by the United Nations in 1948.

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“As such we are not formed to serve as an antagonist of any government in the world rather we mediate between the government and the people to bring about peace in the world.

IHRC while asking media houses to verify such issues from the global body before disseminating them, asked members of the public to disregard the said declaration by impostors.

“The public should therefore disregard the purported publications and maintain their confidence in our capacity to ensure compliance with the universal declaration on human rights.” (South News Network)

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REVEALED: Nigerian Gov’t Paid Us To Abduct You –Kenyan Operatives Told Nnamdi Kanu, Chained Him To Floor For 6 Days |RN

IPOB Leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was, until the news about him began to filter in.

Security operatives in Kenya who bundled the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to an undisclosed apartment, confessed to him that they were sent by the Nigerian government to abduct him.

SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was, until the news about him began to filter in.

SaharaReporters was told that Kanu, by that time, had suffered injuries in his neck and his wrist.

SaharaReporters gathered that Kanu, for the first time, was interviewed on Wednesday by the Department of State Services officials in Abuja, in the presence of his lawyers, led by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

It was during the interview that the revelations of what happened to Kanu in Kenya came out.

“Kanu was interviewed by DSS agents today in the presence of his lawyers. He had injuries on his neck and wrist from torture. They said they didn’t know who he was. They chained him to floor for six days but they became nice to him once they found out who he was,” Barrister Aloy Ejimakor revealed.

SaharaReporters had on July 7 reported that Kanu told his lawyer, Ejiofor, that he was “mercilessly beaten and tortured” in the East African country before his extradition to Nigeria.

Ejiofor had confirmed the words of Kanu during an interview adding that Kanu told him how he was detained not in the Kenya official detention centres, but in a private residence for about eight days, before his extradition to Nigeria.

The IPOB leader’s lawyer, Ejiofor, had revealed this in an interview, noting that the Kenya authorities would be dragged to the International Criminal Court to answer for the brutality.

The lawyer had said, “There was a clear collaboration between the Kenya government and the Nigerian government and I am happy that they are now denying the fact that Kanu was arrested in there.

“But by the time we finish with them at the International Criminal Court, they will never remain the same. He was arrested at the airport there and he was taken to an unknown residence. He was subjected to inhuman treatment.

“Kanu was tortured, maltreated and mercilessly beaten, as confirmed by him to us. After spending eight days in their illegal custody, they now beckoned to the Nigerian government. Kanu was lifeless and unconscious by the time they were bringing him to Nigeria.

“To tell you the level of their conspiracy and the desperation to get him, they brought him here on a Sunday and the federal government is fully aware that I am his legal counsel.

“He was brought into the country and inflicted with several injuries and he is having a number of medical issues today. It was at the behest of the Federal government that Kenya was doing those things. This is against all international laws. We are going to address an international court at that level.” (Sahara Reporters)

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Nnamdi Kanu Abduction: IHRC Report Clears Nigeria, Kenya Of Diplomatic Breaches, It’ll Monitor Trial|The Republican News

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

■ Assures it’ll monitor Kanu’s trial

By Soni Daniel – Abuja

The International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, based in Geneva has cleared Nigerian and Kenyan authorities of diplomatic breaches in the arrest and repatriation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to Nigeria.

At the same time, the IHRC has admitted receiving no fewer than 25 petitions from individuals and groups worldwide in respect of the IPoB leader, who is to stand trial over an alleged treasonable felony.

The international human rights body said in a statement dated July 7, 2021, and seen by Vanguard on Monday night that majority of the petitions, which came from Nigeria, urged it to conduct an independent inquiry into human rights violations and possible breaches to established international and regional diplomatic protocols.

The statement which was signed by the IHRC’s Special Envoy for Africa Region, Evans M. Mutavi, and International President for Kenya, said that it accordingly, conducted an independent investigation into the matter and found out that there was no violation of Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights in the events leading to his re-arrest and repatriation to Nigeria.

“The IHRC is committed to safeguarding the rights of citizens across the globe in line with the organization’s core mandate,” the agency said.

“The commission upon investigation is unable to establish a case of human rights violation of Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya by the special Police Forces.

“The Commission is convinced that the Kenyan Government played no official role in the event that led to Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest.

“The Commission expects the Nigerian Government to follow up the trial of Nnamdi Kanu in line with the country’s laws and respect to human rights.

“The commission has resolved to monitor the trial of Nnamdi Kanu to ensure his human rights are not violated by the Nigerian Government,” the IHRC stated.

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Nnamdi Kanu Replaced At Radio Biafra By Ex-Finnish Soldier,Lawyer, Simon Ekpa |The Republican News

Former Finish Soldierand Lawyer, Dr Simon Ekpa

Onyxnews Nigeria reports that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has recruited Simon Ekpa, a former Finnish soldier, to start broadcasting on Radio Biafra.

Onyxnews Nigeria understands that Ekpa on Thursday announced the appointment on his Facebook page.

“Our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi, on this day, July 8, 2021, commanded that I, Simon Ekpa, begin broadcasting from Radio Biafra with immediate effect,” he wrote.

“On this point, it is an honor and, at the same time, a call to service, a call to serve the Biafra nation and lovers of liberty.

“I will do everything in my power to ensure that we retain the momentum and legacy of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and IPOB.

“I will serve with everything I have, and I will quadruple my efforts in media, diplomacy, and other areas to serve the best interests of the people of Biafra.

“I am only a servant, and I will do my best to serve.

“From wherever he is, our leader will continue to lead this struggle.

“My name is Simon Ekpa, and I am Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s follower on Biafra restoration.”

Onyxnews Nigeria gathered that Ekpa is a member of the Finland Military Reserve Force and served as the Chairman of the Igbo Union Finland from 2015 to 2017.

He is also a Finnish politician and a former lecturer at Aberystwyth University’s Postgraduate Department of Law and Criminology.

He attended the same university and majored in law.

He also earned a Ph.D. at ABMS Switzerland and attended Canyon College, where he took advanced immigration law classes.

Ekpa is an immigration expert with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of immigration law.

He is the CEO of EKPA & Co, which provides legal counsel to high-level clients, corporate executives, and foreign dignitaries.

He is well-versed in all of the rules that govern individual migration to nations such as Finland, Australia, Canada, and the EU. Including the UK.

Mr. Simon practices family, criminal, and civil law in addition to immigration law.

He serves on the Transportation Board of the Finnish city of Lahti.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the vice-chairman (reserved) for Building / Construction Works and the Environment in the Lahti Region of Finland. Lahti Construction and Environmental Board deputy member. (Onyxnews)

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BREAKING: Kanu Speaks, Says He’s Abducted, Detained With Help Of Kenyan Police For 8 Days Before Coming To Nigeria |RN

■ Sends his goodwill message to IPOB members

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

The legal counsel of IPOB Leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu has been trying to have contact with their client but denied such until today.

The head of the legal counsel, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor earlier today said that the DSS has finally granted them access to Kanu.

And the head counsel, Barrister Ejiofor shared this this:

Update,
Thankfully our effort is yielding the desired result, we have just received a communication approving our visit to our client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Shall keep the world posted on the outcome, immediately after the meeting, later in the Day. God is with Us.

Meanwhile, the Kenya government via the her High Commission has refuted their government playing any role in abduction of Nnamdi Kanu but facts coming out from him proves otherwise.

It is either the Kenyan special police force officers acted against the law, which is most likely in this case or the government was aware and didn’t follow the international extradiction law.

So, the details of Nnamdi Kanu’s words from DSS detention is as follows below.

Update on meeting with MNK today, 2nd July 2021:

My Client – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was actually abducted by the accursed Kenya’s Special Police Force on the 18th of June 2021 at their International Airport, and consequently taken to an undisclosed residence under dehumanizing conditions.

He was tortured and subjected to all forms of inhuman treatment which worsened his health condition. He was illegally detained for eight (8) good DAYS in Kenya before being transfered to their Nigerian counterpart.

He was purportedly investigated on a bogus charge while in their custody, ostensibly, awaiting to be handed over after their findings proved him innocent of all the spurious allegations. They later beckoned on their Nigerian Counterpart to take over.

Kenyan Government was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment of my Client before the illegal handover to their Nigerian counterpart.

A scan of his heart showed that the heart has enlarged by 13% due to the dehumanizing treatment meted to him. There will be need for immediate proper medical examination and attention for him.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu conveyed his goodwill message to all IPOB family members worldwide, and craved for your unrelentless prayers.

We are going back to the Court for the needful. Other details cannot be entertained here.

His fortified legal team will address these infractions at the proper forum as we progress. Other details on our legal strategy, may not be made public.

With Chukwuokike Abiama on our side, Victory is assured. For if God Almighty be for us, who can be against us?


Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor

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