The lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, pro-Biafra agitator, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has accused the Department of State Services, DSS, of refusing to obey court orders on allowing the agitator to change clothes and eat.
Ejiofor explained that the DSS is punishing Kanu because his legal team complained about the harsh conditions they subjected him to in detention.
In a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, Ejiofor noted that the IPOB leader has not been convicted; hence DSS should operate within the confines of the law.
The statement reads partly: “We were informed by our client Nnamdi Kanu that none of the pronouncement made by the Court on the 2nd of December 2021 has been obeyed by the lawless DSS. They have unrepentantly continued to treat the Orders of the Court with the greatest disdain.
“Our client – Nnamdi Kanu further informed us that he had not eaten anything since Sunday, apparently being punished because we dared to complain to the court about the harsh condition under which he is being held in custody. But, very, unfortunately, this should be the height of their reckless affront to the orders of the court.
“At the time Her Lordship made these far-reaching orders in open court, I did not mince words in bringing to the attention of the court that the operatives of the DSS will flout these orders, pursuant to which the court specifically directed me to come back to her with these facts if her order is flouted by the detaining authority.”
Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court had ordered the DSS not to discriminate against Kanu while in their custody.
She also ordered the secret police to allow Kanu to change his clothes and practice his religion freely.
The agitator has been in DSS custody since July when he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated back to Nigeria.