Home Biafra News DSS stopped us from visiting Nnamdi Kanu despite court order

DSS stopped us from visiting Nnamdi Kanu despite court order

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented himself and Bruce Fein, IPOB’s lawyer in the US, from visiting the detained leader.

Kanu, who is facing charges of treason, is currently being held by the DSS after he was brought back to Nigeria to face trial.

In July, a federal high court in Abuja declined the request of the IPOB leader to be moved to Kuje Correctional Service Centre.

Binta Nyako, the judge, ruled that access to Kanu at the DSS should be regimented.

But it is not going to be all comers’ affair; it will be regimented. You can’t get up at night and say you want to visit your client,” the judge ruled.

However, Kanu’s lawyer, in a statement on Friday, said when the team went to the DSS office to visit their client on Thursday, they were told that the official assigned to receive them was on a “special assignment”.

Ejiofor said the DSS gave the excuse despite a formal notification of the visit, and described the development as a violation of the court order.

“Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American trained constitutional law lawyer and IPOB’s attorney in the United States of America, the game obviously took an interesting twist,” the statement reads.

Despite our formal notification to the Service, in line with the existing protocol, and in compliance with the court-ordered guideline, the officials of the Department of State Security Services came up with an excuse, “that the person assigned to receive us during yesterday’s visit was on A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT”, and as such, the visit cannot be conducted.

This is not only ridiculous but a clear violation of the Court Order on guideline for visiting our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

For the records, we have been consistently visiting Our Client on the specified days and time of the week, and there hasn’t been any time we were denied access to him on the ground that an individual assigned to receive us was not available.

Needless to mention, that no one individual has been specifically assigned to receive us on any of the visits. They are fully aware that the visit takes place every Monday and Thursday.

Thankfully, we have another date for Monday, and we do hope that this individual will be available on Monday to receive us, whilst we have taken steps to formally bring this latest infraction to the attention of the court.”

Chinweuba Anyaragbuhttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Scores of terrorists dead as Boko Haram, ISWAP clash in Lake Chad

An infighting between the late Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), has reportedly left scores of...

Major 10 News update you need to know this Tuesday Morning

Good morning readers Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. A few days after endorsing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku...

I was surprised – Messi reacts to Germany’s Elimination

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has said he was surprised to see Germany get eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. Recall that Germany was...

I have never lost any election – Tinubu fires back at Babachir Lawal

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, says he has never lost any election he contested. Tinubu made the remark while criticizing the...

Recent Comments