The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has sued Kenya over his extradition to Nigeria.
The pro-Biafra activist’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta, sued on his behalf, according to court papers obtained by Punch correspondent
In his petition presented by Luchiri and Company Advocates, Kanu argued that his arrest in Kenya and subsequent extradition to Nigeria in June were unconstitutional.
Those named as respondents are Kenya’s Interior CS, Director of Immigration, Director of Criminal Investigations, OCPD Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and the Attorney General.
Nigerian officials on June 29 claimed Kanu was brought back to face trial after he jumped bail and went on the run in 2017.
The petition revealed that Kanu was in Kenya to seek medical attention for a heart challenge and for “Indigenous People of Biafra-related work”.
It further revealed that the agitator arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in May from Kigali, Rwanda, on an East African tourist visa.