The health of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has degenerated following a diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorder following persistent heartburn, his lawyer and human rights activist, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said on Monday.
Ejiofor who raised the alarm in a statement after his visit to Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, in Abuja said that the team’s lead lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome has taken the matter up with the authorities.
Affirming that court orders pertaining to providing facilities to check the health of Nnamdi Kanu, , he said the DSS is a creation of the law and must not be seen to be operating above the laws of the country which created it.
He said, “Presently, Onyendu is experiencing gastrointestinal disorder, which requires regular intake of antacid and other availing medical solutions, following persistent heartburn. Unfortunately, the DSS have denied him the least of the prescribed pain killer tablet that could provide momentary relief.
“Following this development, our erudite lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has immediately swung into action to ensure immediate end to this maltreatment and impunity. Nevertheless, we still deem it compelling to place the world on notice, that should anything untoward happen to Onyendu, the DSS and the Federal Government of Nigeria should be held responsible.
According to him, despite the order of Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja that the health of Nnamdi Kanu should be given serious attention, the Department of State Services has been acting on the contrary.
GWG reports that Kanu has been detained in DSS custody since he spirited out from Nairobi, Kenya to face trial in Nigeria penultimate July.