My strength worsens in DSS custody Nnamdi Kanu cries out
The imprisoned Biafran indigenous leader, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, stated that his condition had deteriorated under the arrest of the Department of Public Services, DSS, when the agency refused his request for an independent medical examination.
Kanu said through his lawyers Aloy Ejimakor and Ifeanyi Ejiofor that the conditions of detention at DSS remained harsh, degrading, and inhumane despite court orders.
He lamented that he was consigned to a very small cell with no access to sunlight or social interaction for 23 hours a day, while an inmate who greeted him for an hour was allowed to leave his cell immediately isolated or transferred as maximum security Sentenced to exchange casual greetings with him.
“Our client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has instructed us to publish the following information. Despite court orders to the contrary, the conditions of detention at DSS headquarters in Abuja remain harsh, degrading, and inhumane.
That he was isolated in a very small cell for 23 hours a day with no access to sunlight or social interaction. He believed this was aimed at causing him extreme emotional and mental stress and destroying him psychologically. He believed this was aimed at causing him extreme emotional and mental stress and destroying him psychologically. As a result, inmates avoid and greet him, not to mention other forms of social interaction. That he is no longer allowed to change clothes since his extraordinary extradition by the Nigerian government; and Jewish prayer shawls and other religious materials brought by his counselors were rejected and returned.
“That the DSS refused to replace his prescription glasses, which were torn apart by Nigerian government officials after the violence they committed against him during his abduction in Kenya. This led to a rapid decline in vision.”
The IPOB leader also complained that he was unable to meet his lawyer in an atmosphere without private discussion and refused to review the legal documents his lawyer brought for review.
He also claimed that his lawyer was from the DSS, stating that Ejimakor’s lawyer was arrested and interrogated by the DSS for hours on 17 July 2021 while visiting Canoe.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who witnessed the detention before he was taken away, is deeply concerned and concerned about this incident and considers it a bold intimidation of his lawyer.
“That he has so far been denied access to the British Consul, despite his repeated requests to see him; and on his last day in court (10 November 2021), the British consul who oversaw the trial was intimidated by DSS officials who prevented them from approaching Mazi Kanu.
Fearing for his life, Kanu announced that the DSS had refused repeated requests for an independent medical examination to determine the extent of damage to his body from suspicious substances that may have been injected during his abduction.
“He had reason to believe that the injected substance depleted his body’s potassium levels, causing constipation, palpitations, palpitations, fatigue, muscle weakness/cramping, and tingling.
“That Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in the above circumstances, continues to experience a persistent and increasing sense of threat to his well-being and general security at the DSS institution where he is currently being held.