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IPOB: Buhari govt lied, may have drugged Nnamdi Kanu – Falana

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana said the President Muhamadu Buhari’s administration may have drugged the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu after he was arrested before he was extradited to Nigeria.

Falana said those saying the IPOB leader was brought back to Nigeria through some international collaboration are not telling the truth, adding that Interpol cannot deport without due process.

He stated this while speaking at the 13th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series to commemorate his 87th birthday, on Tuesday.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria recounts the similar incident that happened to a former Presidential Adviser, Umaru Dikko in 1984 when he was kidnapped in London.

He said: “We should not allow Buhari’s government take us back to 1984 when an attempt was made to kidnap Umaru Diko in London. He had already been kidnapped and on the way to the airport, a neighbour saw them and raised an alarm after witnessing the inhuman treatment he was subjected to.

“In the case of Kanu, Kenyan government cannot admit that on their soil a Nigerian was taken out of the country without going through the legal process. It’s likely they drugged him to sleep and brought him back to Nigeria.

“That is against the anti-torture act and Nigeria’s constitution. Therefore, those who say they brought Kanu back through some international collaboration are not telling the truth. Interpol cannot deport without due process.”

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