Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday demanded the activist’s unconditional release over his failing health.
Ejiofor had last week accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of buying substandard drugs in a local chemist store for the IPOB leader.
This followed an earlier complaint raised by IPOB on its leader’s health.
Ejiofor raised the fresh alarm after visiting Kanu at the DSS facility on Monday.
He urged the secret police to allow Kanu’s family members to provide the funds for his medical treatment, if he would not be released unconditionally to access proper medical treatment.
Kanu is standing trial for alleged treasonable felony at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
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Ejiofor said: “The DSS in a feeble attempt at improvisation, in order to cure a serious health condition such as the one confronting Kanu, only succeeded in procuring two doses, out of the full dosage of seven bottles of the prescribed medications.
“The two doses were exhausted on Saturday, 24th September 2022. The effect of the prevailing situation is that the limited dosage of the prescription Onyendu was provided with is just a drop in the ocean, which did not achieve the desired result.”
The lawyer said they were no longer in doubt that the DSS had run out of medical options in managing Kanu’s health.
“Hence, our passionate plea is for the unconditional release of Onyendu to enable us to seek proper medical attention.
“Otherwise, we should be allowed to provide the required funding to the DSS to enable them to purchase the complete prescribed medications for Onyendu, or we could procure them ourselves in order to ensure that Onyendu leaves the DSS facility in good health condition.”
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