I Have No Hand In Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest, Extradition – Kenya AG
By Our Reporter
The Attorney-General of Kenya, has denied being privy to or responsible for Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest and detention in Kenya.
He also said he was not responsible for Kanu’s later extradition to Nigeria.
The Chief Law Officer of Kenya made the following declarations in the latest affidavit he made available to the court according to Barrister Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s Special Counsel.
The Indiginous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Kanu’s lawyer, in a Press Release made available to NewsOrient, said: “With this latest development, Kanu’s ordeal in Kenya has turned a new corner where domestic and international criminal indictments will lie against the persons that directly or indirectly participated in this high crime. It has gone beyond extraordinary rendition.”
The press release with Subject, ‘Kenya files documents in court showing no record of departure of Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya,” is dated 16th February, 2022, and made available to NewsOrient yesterday by Ejimakor.
The release, signed by Barrister Ejimakor and Kanuta Kanu, Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, read: “In the latest Affidavit filed by the Kenyan government in defense of the suit filed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya, it asserted that there was no immigration record of Kanu’s departure from Kenya after his last arrival on 12th May, 2021.
“In the Affidavit “drawn up and filed” by the Attorney-General of Kenya and deposed to in Nairobi, Kenya on 10th February 2022, the Government of Kenya attached Kanu’s arrival and departure record from Kenya from 17th July 2019 to 12th May 2022 when he last entered Kenya.
“Paragraph 12 of the Affidavit stated “That it is evident from the schedule below that since 17/7/2019, the said Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Kenny Okwu-Kanu has visited and departed Kenya on several occasions”.
“Paragraph 13 of the Affidavit states “That from the above travel history, it is evident that his last arrival date was 12/5/2021 and there is no evidence exhibited to prove that he thereafter left the country”.
“Paragraph 14 of the Affidavit stated “That I am not privy to his (Kanu’s) arrest, detention or extradition”.
Ejimakor therefore concluded that: “It is pertinent to note that this Affidavit, having been “drawn up and filed” by the Attorney-General of Kenya is the clearest official confirmation yet from the government of Kenya that what happened to Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya amounts to crime, both in Nigeria, Kenya and under international law.
“With this latest development, Kanu’s ordeal in Kenya has turned a new corner where domestic and international criminal indictments will lie against the persons that directly or indirectly participated in this high crime. It has gone beyond extraordinary rendition.”