Torture By Nigerian Prison Authority: Suffocation, Denial Of Toiletries, Intimidation Applied on Nnamdi Kanu-IPOB


Yesterday, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC- led government has through the Kuje prison authorities, continued to deny,intimidate and harass the leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu by denying him toiletries, newspapers and access to food.

IPOB further alleged that the Federal Government wants to suffocate Kanu to death by keeping him in an air-tight room for him to renounce Biafra.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Nnewi, IPOB Media and Publicity Officer, Mr Emma Powerful said their leader is also denied access to some of his property which the Department of State Services, DSS, is still holding , even when they are not part of the exhibits needed by them to prosecute him.

The group alleged that some of the personal belongings of Mr. Kanu still being held by DSS on the instructions of the APC- led Federal Government are: his clothes, eye glasses, N2,000 pounds, N97,000, his Nigeria and British Passports, wedding ring, pairs of shoes and sandals.

He said the APC government goofed when President Buhari told the world during his first media chat in Nigeria, that Mr. Kanu sneaked into Nigeria without any Passport, when the DSS was holding his two International Passports and cash in both Nigeria and British denominations and other personal effects.

“We are telling Nigerians that APC government is a fraud, full of lies and deceit. It will never offer Nigeria anything good. Their anti corruption crusade is a sham because the people that make up the party have a lot of skeletons in their cupboards and their President is shielding them. They should shamelessly release Kanu’s belongings that are not exhibits tendered in the court and stop disgracing Nigeria to the international community,” he said.

He called on the Amnesty International, African Union, the United Nations, and the international community that have relationship with Nigeria to prevail on the APC government in Nigeria to stop the denial, intimidation and harassment of Mr. Kanu and release him unconditionally because he has not done anything wrong to deserve the alleged ill-treatment being given to him in the Kuje, Abuja prison.

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