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BREAKING: DSS Hinders Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Letter For UK Consular Assistance |The Republican News

By The Republican News

Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, one of the counsels for the detained leader on the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed that the Department of State Services, DSS has stopped Nnamdi Kanu, from signing a consular assistance form by the United Kingdom.

Barrister Ejimakor made this known in a statement on Monday, 19th July, 2021, after visiting Kanu in DSS custody.

The IPOB leader holds both Nigerian and British citizenship.

Kanu, who was rearrested recently from overseas, is facing terrorism-related charges. He had jumped bail before fleeing to the United Kingdom. The IPOB leader was, however, rearrested in controversial circumstances lately and brought back to Nigeria. He has since been detained in the custody of the Department of State Services.


Kanu’s lead counsel Barrister Ejiofor released this Press statement below in respective to that case

Summary of my visitation with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Monday 19th July, 2021 at the DSS

By Barrister Aloy Ejimakor

Last Saturday, when I visited Mazi Kanu, I expressed strong concerns about the inordinate delay in having Kanu sign the two Forms I had taken to the DSS for Kanu’s signature some days before.

Both Forms relate to affirming his consent to consular and diplomatic interventions by the United Kingdom and the her High Commission in Nigeria.

Surprisingly, the Forms were returned to me unsigned.

Let me make it clear that the day I took the Forms to the DSS, the officers on location were amenable to Kanu signing them until somewhere along the line, they tarried and decided to send it to the legal unit for vetting.

So, my sense is that it’s the legal unit of the DSS that disapproved of Kanu signing the Forms for reasons that were not given to me.

As a Lawyer, I don’t see any legal advantage the government of Nigeria stands to gain by blocking Kanu from signing those Forms. The Forms are but a mere routine in matters like this.

Instead of any advantage, the refusal will help fuel the notion that the government of Nigeria is deliberately isolating Kanu from having consular and diplomatic access to the United Kingdom.

It does not comport with the best traditions of fundamental fairness that a detainee is being denied access to resources that will assist him in his defense. This is one of things that will count in our reckoning as this matter continues to fold.

For these reasons, I am now compelled to call on the British High Commission in Nigeria to banish every red tape and exert the full weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining immediate access to Kanu. This is especially important, given the prospects of better welfare, including adequate medical care for Mazi Kanu.

Further, the prompt intervention of the High Commission will mean that Kanu will have another layer of human contact in addition to his legal team who are the only ones currently allowed to see him.

They also rejected and returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings we had taken to him last week, explaining that he had to be the one to make the request through a certain department at the DSS that officially caters to his needs.

Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Abuja, July 19, 2021.

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BREAKING: Kanu Speaks, Says He’s Abducted, Detained With Help Of Kenyan Police For 8 Days Before Coming To Nigeria |RN

■ Sends his goodwill message to IPOB members

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

The legal counsel of IPOB Leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu has been trying to have contact with their client but denied such until today.

The head of the legal counsel, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor earlier today said that the DSS has finally granted them access to Kanu.

And the head counsel, Barrister Ejiofor shared this this:

Update,
Thankfully our effort is yielding the desired result, we have just received a communication approving our visit to our client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Shall keep the world posted on the outcome, immediately after the meeting, later in the Day. God is with Us.

Meanwhile, the Kenya government via the her High Commission has refuted their government playing any role in abduction of Nnamdi Kanu but facts coming out from him proves otherwise.

It is either the Kenyan special police force officers acted against the law, which is most likely in this case or the government was aware and didn’t follow the international extradiction law.

So, the details of Nnamdi Kanu’s words from DSS detention is as follows below.

Update on meeting with MNK today, 2nd July 2021:

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 (8) good DAYS in Kenya before being transfered 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. 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 to 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.

With Chukwuokike Abiama on our side, Victory is assured. For if God Almighty be for us, who can be against us?


Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor

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