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Nigeria’s Secret Police Prevented Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Forms For UK Consular Assistance— IPOB Leader’s Lawyer




The Division of State Companies (DSS) has prevented the incarcerated chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from signing a consular help type by the UK.


Particular counsel for the IPOB chief, Aloy Ejimakor disclosed to SaharaReporters in an announcement issued after visiting his shopper on Monday.

Within the assertion he titled, ‘Abstract of my visitation with our Consumer, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Monday nineteenth July,’ Ejimakor expressed shock because the consular and diplomatic types have been returned to him unsigned.

The authorized practitioner, due to this fact, referred to as on the British Excessive Fee in Nigeria and the British Authorities authorities to intervene within the matter, as he claimed the operatives of the DSS, which is Nigeria’s secret police, have stopped Kanu from signing these types.

The assertion reads: “Final Saturday, after I visited Mazi Kanu, I expressed robust issues in regards to the inordinate delay in having Kanu signal the 2 types I had taken to the DSS for Kanu’s signature some days earlier than.

“Each types relate to affirming his consent to consular and diplomatic interventions by the UK and her Excessive Fee in Nigeria.

“Surprisingly, the types have been returned to me unsigned.

“Let me make it clear that the day I took the types to the DSS, the officers on location have been amenable to Kanu signing them till someplace alongside the road, they tarried and determined to ship it to the authorized unit for vetting.

“So, my sense is that it’s the authorized unit of the DSS that disapproved of Kanu signing the types for causes that weren’t given to me.

“As a lawyer, I don’t see any authorized benefit the federal government of Nigeria stands to realize by blocking Kanu from signing these types. The types are however a mere routine in issues like this.

“As an alternative of any benefit, the refusal will assist gas the notion that the federal government of Nigeria is intentionally isolating Kanu from having consular and diplomatic entry to the UK.”
Ejimakor condemned the act of the Nigerian authorities and its secret police by denying the elemental human rights of the pro-Biafra separatist chief, who ought to seem in courtroom on July 26.
The lawyer additionally stated the DSS returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings he had taken to him final week to make use of.

“It doesn’t comport with the very best traditions of basic equity {that a} detainee is being denied entry to sources that can help him in his protection. This is without doubt one of the issues that can rely in our reckoning as this matter continues to fold.

“For these causes, I’m now compelled to name on the British Excessive Fee in Nigeria to banish each purple tape and exert the complete weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining quick entry to Kanu. That is particularly vital, given the prospects of higher welfare, together with ample medical take care of Mazi Kanu.

“Additional, the immediate intervention of the Excessive Fee will imply that Kanu can have one other layer of human contact along with his authorized staff who’re the one ones presently allowed to see him.

“Additionally they returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings we had taken to him final week, explaining that he needed to be the one to make the request via a sure division on the DSS that formally caters to his wants,” Ejimakor stated.

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