Biafra activist Nnamdi Kanu critically sick in DSS custody, his lawyer has confirmed.
WOTHAPPEN reports that Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said his client has been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder.
This online news platform understands that the news of Nnamdi Kanu being critically sick in DSS custody was made known in a statement issued on Monday, September 19, 2022.
Barrister Ejiofor in a statement on Monday said the development followed persistent heartburn earlier experienced by the secessionist leader, who has been in custody for months now.
According to Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, despite the order of Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja that Kanu should be given serious medical attention, the Department of State Services, DSS has been acting on the contrary.
The barrister raised the alarm shortly after visiting the IPOB leader at the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.
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 tablets 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.”