The issue of Nnamdi Kanu’s detainment in an Abuja prison by the Federal Government of Nigeria since October 2015 raised major eyebrows as the European Union waded into the matter today.
Julie Ward, a Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the North West of England, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, citing that he’s entitled to freedom of speech and belief.
Ward was quoted saying in a statement today:
“Since October 2015, Nnamdi Kanu, a British-Nigerian citizen and leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra has been unlawfully imprisoned by Nigeria’s Department of State Services despite the fact that all criminal charges against him were dropped and the court order has been issued for him to be released on bail.
“Chapter 4 section 39 of the Nigerian constitution says that every person every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impact ideas and information without interference.”