Detained chief of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed an utility earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja, looking for to be transferred from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS, to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje.
Kanu, within the utility he filed by his staff of legal professionals led by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, decried that he has been denied entry to his medical docs.
He stated he would possibly die within the custody of the DSS if nothing was carried out to urgently tackle his deteriorating well being situation.
He particularly utilized for an order of the trial courtroom, “directing the switch of the Applicant from the custody of the Nationwide Headquarters of the State Safety Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja, inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, the place he was initially detained earlier than he was granted bail, pending the dedication of the cost”.
In addition to, “An order of this Honourable Court docket directing the Defendant/Applicant’s custodian, to grant entry to his medical specialists/docs to hold out a complete impartial medical examination of the defendant/applicant’s well being situation/standing, whereas in custody.”
It will likely be recalled that Kanu whose whereabout was hitherto unknown, was on June 27 returned again to the nation after he was arrested from a but to be confirmed African nation.
The Lawyer-Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, had insisted that he lawfully “intercepted” because of a collaborative effort of varied safety companies within the nation.
Nevertheless, Kanu’s lawyer, Ejiofor, disclosed that his shopper was on June 18, illegally arrested on the airport and detained for eight days by Kenya’s Particular Police Power earlier than he was finally handed over to their Nigerian counterpart.
Ejiofor alleged that the IPOB chief was tortured and subjected to numerous types of inhuman therapy in Kenya, a scenario he stated worsened his well being situation.