The family and personal lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have raised fresh concerns over his safety, claiming that they have twice, been denied access to him. Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, told Vanguard that he was at the Abuja headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS where the IPOB Leader is currently detained but was not allowed to see him.
Prince Emmanuel Kanu who said he was also at the DSS headquarters on Thursday last week to see his brother as directed by the Court but denied access to him, expressed worry over the reason behind the actions of the DSS.
He said he was no longer convinced that his brother was in good shape, hence, the secret police does not want to grant the family access to him.
According to his words; “I have been denied access to see Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (IPOB Leader) on two separate occasions at the Department of State Security Services (DSS) in Abuja.
“It goes to show that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s life is in grave danger. It remains the order of the court that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (IPOB leader) must be seen twice weekly, that is Mondays and Thursdays.
“Why can’t I see him? Has he been killed or poisoned? There must be proof of life. We demand proof of life” Nnamdi Kanu younger brother Prince Emmanuel Kanu stated.
Similarly, Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Mr Aloy Ejimakor, who took to his Twitter handle, demanded explanations for the action of the DSS which he said was suspicious.
According to his words; “Last Thursday, we were not allowed visitation with Onyendu because, according to DSS, the “special squad” in charge of visitations went on “outside assignment.
”They asked us to come back on Monday which was yesterday, we went there as they told us, but now the DSS are saying something else. They are telling us the same thing. We disagree!”
During Nnamdi Kanu’s last court appearance on Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, had informed the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako that DSS had also not allowed Nnamdi Kanu to change his clothes despite his earlier order. But DSS claimed that the clothes brought to him by the family had an insignia that should not be tolerated.
Just because the cloth has the head of a lion, the DSS insist that Nnamdi Kanu wearing that kind of cloth will make him become more dangerous. However, the cloth (Ishia Agu) has been trending on social media since DSS refused Nnamdi Kanu from wearing it.