December 26 2022 | Radio Biafra
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) to court, over violation of his human rights and the disobedience to court ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja, which ordered the agency (DSS) to allow Nnamdi Kanu access a quality medical attention, regarding his grave health risk.
Recall that on June 29th 2021, the DSS who claimed to have arrested Kanu from Kenya, brought him to the Nigeria; blindfolded and handcuffed like a common criminal. But further independent investigations revealed that Kanu was never legally extradited, rather the DSS in collaboration with Kenyan Local forces covertly kidnapped Nnamdi Kanu who was a temporary resident to Kenya, as a British citizen with the British passport, detained and tortured him for eight days before extraordinarily renditioning him to Nigeria and arraigning him before the court.
The aroused health troubles of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu could be linked to the unimaginable torture he was subjected to in Kenya for days. Kanu is reported to be diagnosed of mineral deficiency and dire heart complications that requires emergency good medical attention. It was on this note that Justice Binta Nyako’s Abuja Federal High Court ordered the DSS to allow the personal doctor of Kanu to access his medical status and administer medications while he continues to undergo prosecution. But the DSS declined and instead, resorted to drugs prescribed by roadside pharmacies, which reportedly is said to have low (if not zero} improvement to Kanu’s recovery.
Aside declining the court order, and an offer by IPOB to send a professional doctor, DSS have continued to reluctantly treat medicinal administration to Kanu, with immense contempt and recklessness.
On several occasions have the IPOB lead Counsel, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and other lawyers as well as siblings to Nnamdi Kanu lamented after their visits to the Abuja DSS detention facility, that Kanu was hardly given his medications or his daily routine feeding. The most recent was when the special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB after his weekly visits to his client, came out to announce that the DSS have denied Kanu his medications for nine straight days and refused to feed him for a whole day.
The DSS cited that they are in lack of funds to continue to foot the medical and upkeep bill of Kanu in their custody, even though Kanu is said to have ordered his Chief Lead Counsel Barr Mike Ozekhome to sign a donation of the sum of one million naira to the DSS.
This spurred outrage and much emotions amongst many people of interest, as they were bewildered at why the Nigeria government could spend millions of dollars to abduct Kanu from Kenya, only to claim they can no longer feed him nor attend to his medical needs, many are asking if the Nigeria DSS cannot attend to the vitals needs of Kanu in their custody, why have they continued to detain him, even when the Nigeria Court and several reputable personalities and institutions around the world; like the Amnesty International and the United Nations working group have asked Nigeria government to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally and compensate him for violating his human rights?
Even after the Supreme Court of appeal on the of 13th October 2022 ruled that the charges pressed by Nigeria state against Nnamdi Kanu are totally frivolous, and ordered Kanu’s immediate acquittal and release, the Nigeria government executive arm and DSS have continued to illegally detain Kanu in disregard for Justice.
This has prompted the IPOB leader to sue the Nigerian State secret Police, through his legal representatives, over disobedience to court orders and detainment against his rights, even after the court declared him a free man.
Source: The Biafra Herald
For: Radio Biafra Media