Rights Group Threatens to Occupy UK Embassy If Kanu is Not Extradited

Orji Uzor Kalu
Kalu...time to let go

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Following the recent revelation by the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, in a recent interview that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is presently in London, a rights group, Advocate of Social Justice for All (ASJA), has threatened to occupy the British High Commission in Nigeria if the IPOB leader is not extradited to Nigeria.

The Executive Director of the group, Asongo Venatius,  in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja expressed  disappointment  that Kanu is hiding in the UK after illegally travelling through Cameroon and Malaysia.
He noted that the proper thing is for UK to have allowed Kanu answer the treason charges against him in Nigeria before making any intervention.

Venatius stated: “We find it supremely irresponsible for the British High  Commission in Nigeria  to have issued its statement seeking clarification on Kanu when it knows it was in cahoots with the terrorist leader.

“The irresponsible behaviour became diabolic when the UK issued him an emergency travel document in collaboration with crisis merchants. This is the worst form of double standard ever.
“We are at a loss to understand what the UK Mission in Nigeria or even the home country stands to gain by mischievously sinking so low to aid a terrorist and facilitate his sneaking out of the country,” he added.
Venatius said  this implies that the UK is harbouring a fugitive from justice and this is irrespective of him holding dual nationalism – Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He noted: “The ASJA therefore demands that the UK High Commission in Nigeria immediately extradite Kanu to stand trial for his crime before his October 17, 2017, court appearance.
“Failure to do this will see ASJA leading Nigerians to occupy the UK High Commission’s premises in a manner it has never experienced before in any other part of the world,” the statement said.

  • Miss Briggs

    A primitive and nervous government setting up fake organisations with fake names and fake comrades and fake spokesmen in a bid to clean up their frustrated mess. Why would any sane group be after Nnamdi Kanu that never raised a common knife against anybody if not a mischievous government that is desperate to exonerate itself from the consequences of genocide and inhuman atrocities it committed against a peaceful, non violent but wordy agitators. The truth is, every real Nigerian and Nigerian groups are worried about the welfare of Nnamdi Kanu and his family members, in the hope that they are safe after the military’s murderous attacks at their home in Umuahia. We are not in a military regime and CIVILIAN LIVES MATTER.

  • AriseNigeria

    Who is this son of a local bitch trying out public relations stunt? A local primitive low level, trying his luck in the international stage. Our case against Nigerian Islamist government is already in court, the Northern Islamist Army must produce the Biafran Human Right Activist before October 15, 2017 or risk international black clash. The animals were courageous to attack the home of Nnamdi Kanu and now that international pressure is mounting on them, they are becoming cowards everyday, who now wants to escape from their heinous crimes against humanity. AS for the little unknown animal, we let African dogs to respond to his infantile mind.

  • William