Bindmans LLP, a British law company, has called on UK government ministers to intervene in the alleged abuse of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, in jail.
Bindmans LLP was instructed by the family of the arrested IPOB leader to “raise urgent concerns with ministers regarding his confinement in conditions that amount to torture,” according to a statement on the firm’s website.
Kanu’s legal counsel in Nigeria has raised concerns with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, as well as the local authorities and courts, according to the firm.
“Neither government has contested that Mr. Kanu is being held in these conditions,” it says.
“The British government has a solid and unequivocal stance on condemning and seeking to end torture,” Shirin Marker, a solicitor at Bindmans LLP who represents Kanu’s family, was cited in the statement as saying.