Bruce Fein, the American counsel for the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday confirmed that he has filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice of Nigeria; and Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
According to Fein, he is charging both legal practitioners with conspiring with President Muhammadu Buhari and Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta, “to commit crimes against humanity”.
Kanu is due to return to a court in Abuja on Friday.
The Nigerian-British has been charged with “terrorism”, treason and perpetuating falsehoods against President Buhari, mainly through broadcasts on the controversial Radio Biafra outlet and also through social media. He had pleaded not guilty.
After spending two years in detention, Kanu disappeared in April 2017 while on bail. His followers blamed the Nigerian authorities but he mysteriously surfaced in Israel more than a year later.
Last June, Kanu was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria.
“Today, I filed a criminal complaint with the International Court of Justice against Nigerian Attorney General Malami and Federal High Court Justice Nyako charging them with conspiring with Nigerian President Buhari and Kenyan President Kenyatta to commit crimes against humanity,” Fein updated on his known Twitter handle.