UK Not Doing Enough To Enforce My Husband’s Rights In Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife

Nnamdi-KanuUchechi Okwu-Kanu, wife of detained founder of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has lampooned the British government for turning a blind eye to her husband’s plight in the hands of the Nigerian authorities.
Mr. Kanu, who is currently standing trial for treasonable felony, criminal conspiracy and belonging to unlawful society, and faces life imprisonment if found guilty of treason, holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and United Kingdom.
Mrs. Okwu-Kanu told the American magazine, Newsweek, in London that the British authorities are “evading responsibility” for ensuring her husband’s human rights are not violated.
“It is for the British government to get involved, to make sure that this person’s human rights are being respected and they haven’t done that. They’ve been to see my husband but that is not where it ends”, she insisted.
Mrs. Okwu-Kanu, who gave birth to the couple’s first child together on January 4, 2016 claimed that the stress of her husband’s detention in Nigeria almost made her have a miscarriage.
She said: “His human rights have been violated and international human rights bodies should be all over the place because he is also human. From my perspective, they [the British government] are evading some responsibility. They should be doing more, they should visit him more… It’s obvious and apparent that the Nigerian government and the DSS is not obeying the law”.
She added that the stress that was triggered by her husband’s detention caused her to go into early contractions in November 2015.
The IPOB founder was arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, in Lagos on October 14, 2015 and has been in detention since then.
“I managed to get an ambulance and got the whole thing under control. I was kept under care, watched for two or three days before I left the hospital”, Okwu-Kanu revealed.