Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, one of the legal representatives for Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has raised alarm bells about Kanu’s declining health.
Ejimakor disclosed that Kanu suffered from nosebleeding and that the DSS had transferred a detainee diagnosed with tuberculosis to his cell block. Despite court orders, Kanu has been denied access to his personal doctors by the DSS, and his health condition has reportedly worsened.
According to another senior lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu urgently requires the services of a cardiologist. Ejiofor further revealed that a DSS doctor who accurately diagnosed Kanu’s declining potassium levels was reportedly dismissed by the agency.
Ejimakor and Ejiofor are calling on the Nigerian government to release Kanu from DSS custody in compliance with the Court of Appeal’s order, citing the need for proper medical care for the IPOB leader.