US, UK Decline Kanu’s Request As Observers At Trial

The United States and the British Government have turned down a request by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to send representatives to observe the his trial holding at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division on January 18, 19, and 20.

While the US said it was limiting its employees from attending public gatherings, the UK explained that it does not normally attend a court case involving a British national.

The US Embassy and the British High Commission said these in separate responses to inquiries from The Punch on Friday.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had last Wednesday, written to the US and UK missions in Nigeria, stating that the presence of their representatives would ensure a fair hearing for his client.

The IPOB leader is facing a seven-count amended charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.

-Punch

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