“Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK” – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has stated that NNamdi Kanu was not arrested or extradited by the British government, as various social media commentators continue to ask question on how he was picked.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday and brought to Nigeria.

Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK - Reno Omokri

Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court subsequently ordered that he should be remanded in DSS custody.

The remand order was sequel to an application made by the Federal government through its lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.

Ruling on the request for his remand in the custody of the DSS, Justice Nyako held that the lawyers of the leader of the Indigenious People of Biafra IPOB, be informed of his rearrest.

The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the continuation of the trial.

Multiple online reports had claimed that he was picked up in the UK, a claim Reno Omokri has debunked.

He said he spoke with a top UK government source who confirmed to him that the British government was not involved in Kanu’s arrest or extradition.

Reno said the British official claimed Kanu was ”almost definitely arrested in Kenya”. He wrote;

”I just spoke with a top UK government source. Nnamdi Kanu was NOT arrested or extradited by the British. According to this official, Kanu was “almost definitely arrested in KENYA” and “it was an illegal detention”. I won’t reveal my source, but I have him on record.

For those who do not know how these things operate, the United Kingdom is a civilised nation that is governed by the Rule of Law. No one, no matter how wanted, can be arrested and extradited without extradition hearings before a court, especially when that person is a British citizen.

There are Nigerians who are currently fighting their extradition to Nigeria in court in the UK. They cannot leave the UK on their own volition or on the request of the Nigerian government until their hearings are exhausted. If they lose at the court of first instance, they have a right of appeal.

I repeat, Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested or extradited by the British government.

Also, it is a lie that he boarded a plane and came to Nigeria by himself. That is just propaganda.”

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