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Nnamdi Kanu Was Treating Heart Condition, Serious Hypertension In US Hospital Before Arrest—Lawyer Seeks Medical Care For IPOB Leader



Aloy Ejimakor, particular counsel for the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed that the detention facility of the Division of State Providers (DSS) doesn’t have the suitable medical facility to maintain the IPOB chief’s well being situations.


The lawyer revealed that the pro-Biafra secessionist chief has a coronary heart situation known as ‘coronary heart murmur’ and was receiving therapy in a Texas hospital in the USA early this yr.

He additionally disclosed that Kanu contacted a hospital in Kenya in Could over the identical coronary heart situation earlier than he was kidnapped and renditioned by the Nigerian authorities, including that he has ‘excessive hypertension’ which made him shed weight.


The lawyer affirmed that the obstructive, uncomfortable and degrading situation of the custody facility of the nation’s secret police has worsened Kanu’s well being situation.


Ejimakor stated this whereas talking in an unique interview session with BBC Pidgin on the weekend.  


He stated, “I don’t see any exceptional distinction between the Nnamdi Kanu of the outdated and the Nnamdi Kanu of twenty first of October. The one factor I perceive, and I might say was that he has misplaced quite a lot of weight.



“Everyone observed so I do consider that the lack of weight has an entire lot to do with the situations of his detention in Nigeria, which may be very restrictive and uncomfortable, and really degrading. I feel additionally, it’s indicative of what he handed by means of in Kenya when he was renditioned there in June 2021.


“Earlier than his rendition, Nnamdi Kanu was receiving therapy for a coronary heart situation known as Coronary heart Murmur. And he has an excessive type of hypertension. His medical report is a matter for public consumption by means of the amenities and processes we filed in that regard. He was receiving therapy in Texas, United States again in February this yr for that. And when he entered Kenya someday in Could, he additionally made contact with a hospital in Kenya to deal with these situations. And these situations persist.


“Our thesis, our place is that the DSS facility is a poster exemplar of the detention amenities in Nigeria are like by way of insufficient medical amenities. I don’t consider the DSS facility has the medical competence to maintain his medical situation which we thought-about life-threatening.”


Talking concerning the trial on Thursday, Ejimakor stated, “We weren’t given sufficient time to review the Amend Costs, in order to let our shopper reply effectively. However the Decide wished a plea to be taken, and naturally, a plea was taken. And I don’t assume that has prejudiced the challenges we’ve got with these expenses which is able to come up on the tenth of November.”


In his response to the environment within the courtroom, he stated, “What occurred was that he took some time earlier than they introduced him inside. So once they introduced him inside, he wasn’t in chains. When you recall on June 29, 2021, once they introduced him, subsequent to his rendition, he was in chains, he was in manacles and that was unconstitutional. You shouldn’t be doing that to suspect.


“Nigerian structure says you shouldn’t do this to a suspect, on October 21, they didn’t. He wasn’t in manacles, he wasn’t in handcuffs. So he walked freely contained in the confines of the courtroom. He acquired a salutation from his counsel and gathered different individuals who have been within the court docket and had the chance to snap photos with him. He was in a extra relaxed environment than the final time he was introduced in court docket.”    


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