The Director-General of Kenya’s Immigration Service, Alexander Muteshi, denied knowledge of the arrest and extradition of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu was flown into Abuja on Sunday after he was arrested over the weekend.
On Tuesday, he was rearraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to the judge, he should be remanded in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) until July 26, 2021.
Kanu’s arrest location has been kept secret by the Federal Government.
Kingsley Kalu, a sibling of IPOB leader Kingsley Kalu, said on Wednesday that he had been arrested in Kenya.
While visiting Kenya, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to Nigerian authorities, who then flew him to Nigeria, he said.
“My brother was subjected to extraordinary rendition by Kenya and Nigeria. The most basic principles of the rule of law have been violated. Extraordinary rendition is one of the most serious crimes a state can commit.”
In an interview with Nation, a Kenyan newspaper on Thursday, Muteshi said he did not know whether Kanu was arrested in Kenya.
Muteshi told Nation in response to a question about Kanu’s arrest, “I don’t know that.”.
“I am not part of the picture of his presence in the country. I can only tell if someone entered the country legally.”
Kanu may have entered the country illegally.
IPOB leader was standing trial for treason before he fled the country after being granted bail on health grounds.
Kanu continued to incite his followers through his broadcasts on Radio Biafra and social media posts while abroad.
The IPOB also organized mass killings and destruction in the South East through the Eastern Security Network (ESN), according to police.