Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has stated that his client is sick and needs urgent medical attention. Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a statement on Friday revealed that Nnamdi Kanu was tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment by security agents while in custody. He added that his client is currently suffering from a heart ailment that requires urgent medical treatment.
According to his words; “My Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was actually abducted by the accursed Kenya’s Special Police Force on the 18th of June 2021 at their International Airport, and consequently taken to an undisclosed residence under dehumanizing conditions.”
“He was tortured and subjected to all forms of inhuman treatment which worsened his health condition. He was illegally detained for eight good days in Kenya before being transferred to their Nigerian counterpart.
“He was purportedly investigated on a bogus charge while in their custody, ostensibly, awaiting to be handed over after their findings proved him innocent of all the spurious allegations leveled against him. They later beckoned on their Nigerian Counterpart to take over.”
“Kenyan Government was deeply involved in the abduction, detention and ill-treatment of my Client before the illegal handover to their Nigerian counterpart. A scan of his heart showed that the heart has enlarged by 13% due to the dehumanizing treatment meted on him. There will be need for immediate proper medical examination and attention for him.”
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu conveyed his goodwill message to all IPOB family members worldwide, and craved for your unrelentless prayers. We are going back to the Court for the needful. Other details cannot be entertained here. His fortified legal team will address these infractions at the proper forum as we progress. Other details on our legal strategy may not be made public,” Ifeanyi Ejiofor personal Lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu stated.
Following the alleged involvement of Kenyan Government on the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, a Kenyan Journalist, Dr. David Matsanga has finally reacted to the claim. According to a report on The Nation newspaper, the Kenyan journalist denied the allegation, stating that he or Kenyan Government was never involved in the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
He disclosed that the last time he spoke with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was on the 21st of May, 2021 when his TV station interviewed Nnamdi Kanu. In his statement, Dr. David Matsanga said; “My attention has been drawn to the allegations from Nigerians including IPOB members, that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Kenya, or that Kenyan Government has a hand in the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
“In this regard, I want to state that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was interviewed on 21st of May this year on my television network and that was the last time I spoke to him”
The Journalist went further to state that, though Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was interviewed in his TV Station, he was not actually the one that invited Nnamdi Kanu for the interview. He revealed that Nnamdi Kanu requested for the interview through his representative in Australia in May, 2021.
It will be recall that since Nnamdi Kanu was arrested few days ago, there have been many allegations and stories surrounding his arrest. Many had alleged that Nnamdi Kanu was re-arrested in Kenya, some kept saying that a Kenya media and authorities played a role in the arrest of the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
While some went further to allege that Kenyan Government and President Uhuru Kenyetta betrayed Nnamdi Kanu in order to get the N100 million bounty that was allegedly placed on Nnamdi Kanu head.