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Nnamdi Kanu Says his health is Deteriorating in DSS custody.



Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has cried out that his condition has deteriorated in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, after the agency denied his request for an independent medical examination.

Kanu, speaking through his lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor and Ifeanyi Ejofor, stated that despite a Court order, his detention at the DSS remains harsh, degrading, and inhumane.

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“Our Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has instructed us to make the following information public. Despite a Court order to the contrary, the condition of his detention at the DSS headquarters in Abuja continues to be harsh, degrading and inhumane.

He bemoaned being confined to a very small cell for 23 hours a day, without access to sunlight or social interactions, while any detainee who greets him during the one hour he is allowed outside his cell is promptly placed in solitary confinement or transferred to maximum security as a punishment for simply greeting him.

That he is solitarily confined to a very tiny cell 23 hours of the day without access to sunlight and any social interactions whatsoever. He believes that this is aimed at inflicting extreme emotional and mental distress on him and breaking him psychologically.”

“He believes that this is aimed at inflicting extreme emotional and mental distress on him and breaking him psychologically. Because of this, detainees have resorted to avoiding him and exchanging salutations with him, not to talk of any other form of social interactions.”

That since the Nigerian government extraordinarily renditioned him, he has not been allowed a change of clothing; and his Jewish prayer shawls and other religious materials brought to him by his Counsel were rejected and returned.

“That the DSS has refused to replace his corrective glasses (lenses) which were smashed to smithereens by agents of the Nigerian government in the process of the violence they unleashed on him while abducting him in Kenya. This has led to a rapid deterioration of his sight.”

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The IPOB leader also complained that he is limited to meeting with his Counsel in an environment devoid of private discussions and is denied access to legal documentation brought to him for review.

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He also claimed that the DSS is harassing his lawyers, claiming that Barrister Ejimakor was detained and interrogated for hours by the DSS when he came to Kanu on July 17, 2021.

Fearing for his life, Kanu revealed that the DSS has repeatedly denied his requests for an independent medical examination to determine the extent of damage done to his body by a suspected substance injected into him during his abduction.