Nnamdi Kanu

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 23 November 2023.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of reports that the Nigerian Supreme Court is being pressured by the Nigerian Federal Government to prevent the release of British citizen Nnamdi Kanu.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office are aware of the Nigerian Supreme Court hearing on Mr Nnamdi Kanu's case, due to take place on 15 December 2023. We are closely following all developments regarding Mr Kanu's case, including the outcome of this hearing. The FCDO will continue to take the steps we consider most effective regarding our consular assistance to Mr Kanu and will keep these under review.

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