Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer demands release of domestic staff held since 2021

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to immediately release three of his domestic workers.

Mr Ejiofor, who made the call on Friday in Abuja at a news briefing, listed the detained personnel as Felix Okonkwo (driver), Okafor Ugochukwu (gardener) and Ikenna Chibuike (steward), saying DSS detained them since June 2021.

The lawyer told reporters that Justice H. A. Nganjiwa of a Federal High Court sitting in Awka had in a judgment of July 22 ordered the release of the staff members.

He said the judgment was on a suit challenging the invasion of his ancestral home by operatives of the Nigerian Police, the DSS, Army and Chukwuka Ofoegbu (aka Ijele speaks) on June 6, 2021.

“We call on the President and the Attorney-General of the Federation to prevail on the Director-General of the DSS to immediately and unconditionally release my domestic staff. They have been illegally detained in their facility since June 2021 till date.

“We also ask for the immediate compliance with all the terms of the judgment, already served on them,” he said.

Ejiofor told newsmen that his workers were taken away following an invasion of his home. His personal assistant Samuel Okoro was killed and his elder brother Joel Ejiofor was taken away but later released.

Before briefing newsmen, the lawyer played CCTV footage of how his Oraifite home was invaded by security operatives, leading to the killing of Okoro.