DSS starving Nnamdi Kanu — Lawyer

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that his client is being starved in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Mr Ejiofor made this known on Tuesday morning after the routine visit to Nnamdi Kanu on Monday.

The lawyer noted that the alleged act of the DSS is in violation of the order of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on December 2, to allow Mr Kanu to enjoy comfort in detention.

Ejiofor added that Kanu was being punished for complaining to the court about the harsh condition under which he is being held in custody.

He said: “Sadly, we observed with dismay, and indeed very worrisome that notwithstanding the far-reaching orders made by the Court on the 2nd of December 2021, the detaining authority being the DSS have in their usual style, flouted and/or ignored the said court orders.

“We were informed by our Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that none of the pronouncements made by the Court on the 2nd of December 2021 has been obeyed by the lawless DSS. They have unrepentantly continued to treat the Orders of the Court with the greatest disdain.

“Our Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu further informed us that he had not eaten anything since Sunday, apparently being punished because we dared to complain to the court about the harsh condition under which he is being held in custody. But, very, unfortunately, this should be the height of their reckless affront to the orders of the court.

“At the time Her Lordship made these far-reaching orders in open court, I did not mince words in bringing to the attention of the court that the operatives of the DSS will flout these orders, pursuant to which the court specifically directed me to come back to her with these facts if her order is flouted by the detaining authority.

“Interestingly, we will be approaching the court immediately with this terrifying development, which is totally unacceptable, grossly condemnable, and intolerable.”

Kanu’s younger brother Prince Kanu also claimed that the DSS denied the IPOB leader his medical report after taking his blood more than 21 times.