Bruce Fein, the American lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Friday, criticised Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), for his ‘defeaning silence’ on the separatist’s ordeal at the hands of the Nigerian government.
Newsbreak reports that following his rearrest in Kenya in 2021, Kanu was re-arraigned on an amended 15-count charge bordering on treasonable felony.
However, on April 8, the judge struck out eight of the 15-count charge.
The trial of the IPOB leader, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his capture in Kenya, continues on June 28.
“British PM Boris Johnson protests Russian show trials for British citizens fighting for Ukraine falsely accused of terrorism. But the PM deafeningly silent about Nigeria’s cruel punishment of U.K. citizen Nnamdi Kanu without even a show trial pretext. Shame on more U.K. racism,” Fein said via his known Twitter handle.