We can’t verify Nnamdi Kanu’s health status – Lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor raises alarm

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu has stated that he can’t verify the health status of the pro-secessionist leader.

In a statement on Thursday, Ejiofor disclosed that the Department of State Security, DSS is yet to respond or approve his application to meet with Kanu.

“Only yesterday, and in line with the protocols of the State Security Services, we applied for an audience with our Client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and very surprisingly, the SSS is yet to approve Our request.This is despite the fact that he was abducted in a foreign land and consequently marshalled before the Federal High Court No 2 Abuja, in a suspicious circumstance, and without my Knowledge as the substantive Counsel in the Matter.”

“This drama took place in Nigeria Court, in gross violation of his Constitutional rights to Fair Hearing and If at the close of work today, nothing is heard from Department of State Security Services, we will be returning back to Court for the needful. DSS custody shouldn’t be the appropriate custody to keep Our Client, because they are hostile not only to we lawyers but his relatives too.”

“As it stand today, we can not verify the health status of our Client Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has hitherto been on a daily medication. It is most plausible, that following restriction placed on visiting him, he may have been subjected to all forms of inhuman treatments ranging from torture, rough handling and threats, all targeted at extracting confessional statement from him.”

“The World is hereby placed on Notice that if anything happen to our Client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is presumably being subjected to these inhuman treatments the Nigeria Government will be held responsible. Our Client is inherently and Constitutionally presumed innocent of all allegations against him, particularly now the Government has submitted to judicial process. We still apply for calm from all corners as we expedite legal action.”

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