Court Dismiss Nnamdi Kanu Fundamental Human Rights Suit Against DSS

The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday. The claim was dismissed by Justice Taiwo Taiwo because according to him it lacked merit and substance.

Nnamdi Kanu had sued the Director-General of the DSS and the office as 1st and 2nd respondents respectively, in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/2021, through his lawyer, Barr Maxwell Opara.

In the litigation dated and filed on December 13, 2021, he also joined the Attorney-General of the Federation as a third respondent. Nnamdi Kanu said that his health was deteriorating while in the custody of the DSS and that the medical personnel given to him by the DSS were incompetent, among other things.

However, the DSS, represented by Idowu Awo, disagreed with Barr Maxwel Opara. Nnamdi Kanu lawyer revealed that the doctors brought to treat Nnamdi Kanu where all quack doctors.

He went on to say that instead of DSS to simply declare that the medical professionals sent to Nnamdi Kanu through the office of the DSS were quacks, they allowed those quacks to inflict more damage to the health of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

However, the chief judge of the case, Justice Taiwo Taiwo while responding to the case stated that the suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu counsel against the DSS did not constitute a conflict of interest and that Barr Maxwel Opara had not shown any proof to substantiate that the listed medical practitioners were quacks. He therefore wave the case and dismissed the suit.

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