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Meet foreign professional Lawyers Nnamdi Kanu’s Family hired to reach British Gov’t

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The family of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu reportedly has hired a foreign law firm to assist in reaching the British government over their son.

The family requested the lawyers press the government of Britain to allocate quick consular access to their citizen who is presently detained under a harsh condition in Nigeria.

The law firms, Bindmans LLP has attached two able and capable representatives, Shirin Marker and John Halford and Doughty Street Chambers, who provided Tatyana Eatwell and Professor Rachel Murray to intercede for the grieving family.

Recall sometime in June this year, Kenyan authorities unduly arrested and detained the IPOB leader for eight (8) days and further moved to Nigeria without his British passport. The handover without inspecting his legal documents, according to the firm amounts to extraordinary rendition and illegal under international law.

The family foreign counsels have since written to the British government demanding consular on intervention in the ongoing detention. The firm has also drafted Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) appealing for consular access yet no response has been received.

John Halford and Shirin Marker

Brief about the human rights team, John and Shirin.

John Halford is public law specialist and has focused on judicial review since 1993. He is esteemed in the country for challenging abuse of power and unfair exercise, human rights breaches by the government including discrimination. He has also won several awards.

On the other hand, Shirin Marker also focuses on international and public law issues mainly on immigration data protection and national security. She was recognized by Legal 500 due to her gathered experience in her fields. She reviews judicial and civil claims against the state and represents matters on trafficking rendition, torture, deprivation of citizenship and many others.

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