Recall, that the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been in the Custody of the DSS after being extradited back to Nigeria from Kenya.
Many have called on the British government to come to his aide, knowing that he is a British citizen.
Well, they fail to properly understand that the reason why the British government is unable to free Nnamdi Kanu from imprisonment is because, every government has its laws. No government can interfere in another country’s law.
The best they can do is to offer legal assistance and ensure fair and accelerated trial.
According to the book details guidelines on British Government support to nationals in other countries.
The British government can only offer information about the local prison including arrangements, mails, censorship, privileges e.t.c.
They cannot get him out of prison or detention, but they can only get special treatment for him, because he is British.
If however, he is not treated in line with internationally accepted standard, i.e ill treatment, or discrimination with police or prison authorities, then they can consider taking up complaints on the local authorities with his permission.
This include if his trial does not follow internationally recognised standards for trials or unreasonable delay.
However, the British government will keep in regular contact with him, by either visiting him personally or by telephone/letter. Their visits would also be based on the local prison conditions.