The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi kanu has cried out that his condition has worsened under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), as the agency declined his request for an independent medical examination.
Kanu who spoke through his lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor and Ifeanyi Ejofor, stated that despite a Court order, the condition of his detention at the DSS continues to be harsh, degrading and inhumane.
He lamented that he has solitarily confined to a very tiny cell 23 hours of the day without access to sunlight and any social interactions while any detainee who greets him during the single hour he is allowed outside his cell is promptly put in solitary confinement or transferred to maximum security as a punishment for exchanging mere greetings with him.
“Our Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has instructed us to make the following information public. Despite a Court order to the contrary, the condition of his detention at the DSS headquarters in Abuja continues to be harsh, degrading and inhumane.