Aloy Ejimakor, the Particular Adviser to Nigerian political activist Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and the Prohibited Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), has insisted that the repatriation of his consumer’s federal administration is unlawful.
Ejimakor additionally criticized Ohanaeze Ndigbo, albeit subtly, for: they are saying they’re monitoring the proceedings within the Kanu trial:.
In a submit on his well-known Fb web page Tuesday, Ejimakor in contrast: Kanu’s arrest: to the plot of the Nigerian kidnapping exploited in 1984 by Umaru Dikko, former federal minister.
Kanu, head of IPOB, is a pro-Biafra Nigerian political activist, who can be a British citizen. Confronted with allegations of treason, he had fled Nigeria since 2017.
In London in 1984, a workforce of Nigerians and Israelis tried to kidnap and repatriate exiled Dikko. Dikko (now late), who was fleeing Nigeria after a navy coup, has been accused of stealing $ 1 billion in authorities cash.
The plot was exploited by a younger British customs officer, Charles David Morrow.
Ejimakor hinted that, with respect to the Kanu case, the Nigerian separatist chief has the benefit over the West African nation.
Kanu’s trial resumes in Abuja: July 26:.
Learn Ejimakor’s full submit:
Currently, some people and civic teams have, in some demonstrations of help for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, indicated that they are going to “monitor” his trial. In the identical vein, some have even demanded a good trial. Simply trial of that? Illegality within the excessive locations?
Whereas it’s commendable that Kanu has attracted such an avalanche of help throughout the spectrum, you will need to perceive from the outset that there might be no course of to watch. No one. Nnamdi Kanu can’t be proved on the premise of this extraordinary rendition which introduced him to Nigeria.
Should you actually help Kanu, you don’t want to watch his trial or make certain he receives a good trial. What it’s important to do is oppose their course of. Saying that you’ll monitor his trial gives the look of giving legality to the illegality that has introduced him to Nigeria.
To higher perceive how Kanu ended up in Nigeria and why he won’t face trial, it’s important to have a look at what occurred to Umaru Dikko in 1984 and I’m after. Dikko’s abduction was, like Kanu’s, a brazen act of tried give up, which is a state crime below worldwide legislation and comes with horrible penalties – authorized, diplomatic and political.
Though Dikko’s abduction failed, it had the next penalties: Britain rapidly arrested seventeen folks, 4 had been convicted and served between six and eight years in jail. Britain expelled the Nigerian Excessive Commissioner and severed diplomatic relations with Nigeria for two years. And extra clearly, Nigeria’s subsequent requests to Britain to extradite Dikko and others have been summarily denied.
All this was completed even when Dikko was not a citizen of Nice Britain however solely a resident. Quite the opposite, Kanu is a bona fide citizen of Nice Britain, touring on a British passport when he was illegally returned to Nigeria from Kenya. That must be countered by extra compensatory measures.
What this implies is that, along with responding to its conscience as a nation, Nigeria will finally reply to Britain, the worldwide neighborhood and even Kenya if Kenya succeeds in denying official complicity within the provision. .
A nation doesn’t go to jail. So, after I say that Nigeria will reply for the give up, it means a combination of penalties, a few of that are already creating. The best factor to see is that Nigeria has, by itself, misplaced its jurisdiction to submit the trial to Kanu. In sporting phrases, you possibly can say that Nigeria has scored an personal objective.
How that very goal has been marked and its repercussions is a posh authorized situation that can definitely be aired in court docket and within the diplomatic circles to which Nigeria is topic. However one factor that’s clear is that this: No legitimate judicial or judicial motion can proceed from such manifestly felony conduct on the a part of a State.
So while you say that you’re monitoring Kanu’s trial or that you really want a good trial for him, you might be involuntarily committing a critical crime that ought to shake your conscience. In different phrases, you’ll be complicit in what has been completed to Kanu or because the legal professionals would say: you’ll make an adjunct after the actual fact.
Quite the opposite, it will be a great factor to say that you’ll monitor the method if Kanu’s presence in Nigeria was in keeping with the right course of. What’s due is nothing however what’s generally called extradition.
Extradition is the one legitimate technique of transferring a world fugitive from one nation to a different. That’s the reason Nigeria has been punished for daring to kidnap Dikko. There isn’t any motive to assume that Kanu’s case might be any completely different.
Nigeria has an extradition standing which is named Extradition Regulation. Kenya has the same legislation however with a barely completely different identify. Britain has its personal. All three are, in essence, very related and tight to the boot.
What I can let you know for now, assuming you don’t already know, is that Kanu’s efficiency will stay on in infamy for violating the extradition legislation of Kenya (the nation of abduction), Britain (the nation of domicile and citizenship) and likewise of Nigeria (the nation of vacation spot).
Should you add different municipal and worldwide legal guidelines, conventions and protocols to which Nigeria is topic however have chosen to interrupt solely to convey Kanu to Nigeria, you begin to see why you must oppose their course of as a substitute of monitoring it.