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10 Months After Abduction, Nigeria DSS refused Kanu Change of cloth despite court Order

10 Months After Abduction, Nigeria DSS refused Kanu Change of cloth despite court Order   DESPITE the pronouncement by Justice Binta Nya...

10 Months After Abduction, Nigeria DSS refused Kanu Change of cloth despite court Order


DESPITE the pronouncement by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja, the Department of State Services has not allowed the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to change his clothes, while he is also facing starvation, head of his legal team and human rights activist, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has said.


Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement issued after the routine visit to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.


He recalled that at the last sitting on April 8 2022, the issue was raised and the judge ordered that Kanu’s clothes should be taken along by the DSS after the proceedings, and should be promptly handed over to him upon their return to the DSS facility.


He said, “Unfortunately, it is utterly disheartening to note that up until the time of our visit today, Kanu has not been handed those clothes for a change.


“Despite clear and unequivocal directive from His Lordship to the DSS’ lawyer to ensure that the court order is obeyed, the DSS in their usual style roundly ignored and treated it with utmost disdain, as they are yet to comply with this recurrent court order, requiring Kanu’s change of clothing.


“We were also, reliably informed by Kanu that his meals are no longer served regularly. Kanu barely eats once in a day, and this situation is not helping his deteriorating medical condition.”


Nnamdi Kanu


"Kanu had arrived in Kenya and settled down in a house. On June 19, 2021, he drove himself in a car to the international airport to meet a person arriving in the country for a high-level IPOB meeting.


"He drove into the underground parking lot at the airport and was abducted before exiting the car.


"He was taken to a house and brutalised for 8 days while the Nigerian authorities perfected how to forcefully relocate him to Nigeria


"He was travelling on a British passport, not a Nigerian passport as alleged by Malami. He was brought into Nigeria on a Saturday and arraigned on Monday.


"Kanu was interrogated in the presence of his lawyers in the DSS office in Abuja. The Nigerian government didn’t get his passport, laptop, and three major phones.


"He was taken out of Kenya without passing through immigration."


There have been reports that INTERPOL was involved in Kanu's "abduction" but the top dismissed that, saying "INTERPOL wasn’t involved".


UK Newspaper, The Guardian, had reported that Kanu got a Kenya visa which was to expire in June, and he had been around in the country before his sudden abduction and extra ordinary rendtion.


“Evidence seen by the Guardian shows Kanu entered Kenya this year on his British passport on a visa expiring in June. His UK passport remains in Kenya. Kanu was not in possession of a Nigerian passport, his family said, and he has verbally renounced his Nigerian citizenship in broadcasts.


“The abduction of a person from a foreign country with the aim of rendition to justice is illegal under international law,” the UK newspaper report says.


SaharaReporters reported that Kanu recounted his experience in Kenya while speaking with his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, saying he was “mercilessly beaten and tortured” in the East African country before his extradition to Nigeria.


Ejiofor had confirmed the words of Kanu during an interview, adding that Kanu told him how he was detained, not in any Kenya official detention centre but a private residence for about eight days, before his extradition to Nigeria.


The lawyer had said, “There was a clear collaboration between the Kenya government and the Nigerian government.

Edited and Published by Family Writers Press International. 

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