Chief Mike Ozekhome, a human rights lawyer, told Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that his client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was losing his sight and might die blind.
Kanu, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Service, may go blind if nothing is done promptly to restore his sight, according to him.
Kanu is on trial for allegedly having ties to terrorism.
Ozekhome, who recently took over the IPOB leader’s legal team, bemoaned the confiscation of his client’s glasses in 2015, when he was first apprehended by DSS operatives upon his return to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
He also informed the court that during Kanu’s exceptional rendition from Kenya, a new eyeglass he bought was stolen from him.
Moreover, despite a court order, the DSS refused to allow the IPOB leader to change his clothes, according to Ozekhome.
He claimed that the security agency refused to let Kanu wear new clothes that his younger brother, Emmanuel, had brought him.