The government of Kenya has dismissed claims that it aided the arrest and extradition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to Nigeria.
The Kenya government said they couldn’t ascertain whether the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu took place in their country.
Recall that federal Government of Nigeria hinted that they arrest the IPOB leader in London, United Kingdom before bringing him back to Nigeria.
Meanwhile the British High Commission in Nigeria had denied that the arrest and extradition was made from UK.
And now, Alexander Muteshi, who is the Director-General of Kenya Immigration Services, had on Friday dismissed the claims of his country complicity, insisting that it was not possible to tell whether IPOB leader had entered Kenyan territory.
“I can’t know that,” Mr Muteshi told Kenyan Newspaper, Nation, when asked whether the claims made by the family were true.
“I am not in the picture of his presence in the country. I am only able to tell if somebody entered the country legally,” he added, leaving room for speculation as to whether Kanu had sneaked into Kenya through either illegal routes or under a false name.
Spokesperson for the Kenyan Government, Cyrus Oguna refused to discuss the matter, according to the newspaper.
However, the kanu’s family and IPOB members had accused Kenyan government of having committed the most serious violation of international law.
The separatist leader was arrested last Sunday by what sources refer to as a combined operation of Nigerian and foreign security officers. But the exact location of his arrest remains contentious.
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