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Senator Uba seeks court order to visit Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody



A Nationwide Meeting member representing Anambra North senatorial district, Senator Ifeanyi Uba, on Monday, requested a Federal Excessive Courtroom Abuja, for an order allowing him to go to chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu at present within the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Uba sought order of the courtroom following the alleged refusal of DSS authorities to permit him entry to the detained Biafran chief.

A movement on discover to that impact was introduced pursuant to part 36(1) of the 1999 Structure, as amended and underneath the inherent jurisdiction of the courtroom as preserved vide part 6(6)(b) of the stated Structure.

Within the movement marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2021, the plaintiff (Uba) amongst others, is praying for the courtroom to grant him go away to go to the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, in DSS custody, as a part of his oversight legislative perform.

“An order of this Honourable courtroom directing the Complainant and/or the Division of State Companies (DSS) to permit the stated Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Uba entry to their detention facility for functions of visiting the Defendant, Nnamdi Kanu.”

In an affidavit personally deposed to by Senator Uba, it was said that “there had been severe agitation geared toward urgent dwelling his launch and this had degenerated into proclamation of Sit-At-Residence orders within the South East; a state of affairs which is crippling the economic system of the South East.

“That I do know that the Sit-At-Residence orders are a medium of expression of solidarity to the detained Defendant and the identical has been hijacked by unknown felony parts who at the moment are terrorizing the South East and fascinating in wanton killings, assassinations and burning of worthwhile properties.

“That I state that the Sit-At-Residence orders have gravely affected the economic system of the South East and had usually led to the killing of flouters, arson and assassination of notable individuals by a terror group known as unknown gunmen.

“That there’s an allegation that each one the above criminalities are being championed by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra underneath the management of the detained Defendant; an allegation which has been denied severally; but the state of affairs continues to worsen.


“That as a senator from the South East Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria, I took it upon myself in finishing up my oversight legislative capabilities to go to the Defendant on the DSS detention facility to establish from him if he’s concerned in any means in what is occurring within the South East and to hunt means of amicable settlement of the separatist agitation within the South East within the general curiosity of Nigeria.

“On the DSS detention facility, I used to be denied entry to the Defendant and directed to method this courtroom to acquire permission earlier than I might be allowed entry to the Defendant.

“That I state that the motion of the DSS in denying me accéss to go to and amicably intervene and supply options to the lingering Sit-At-Residence orders, securities points and violence within the South East is a disservice to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“That I visited and intend to go to the Defendant in my capability as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and for functions of making an attempt to ameliorate and trend a gathering level or create a dialogue desk geared toward lowering pressure and quelling the agitation and killings within the South East.

“That the go to is a part of my oversight legislative perform, which I’m empowered by the Structure of Nigeria to carry out.

“That I state that my curiosity in looking for to see the defendant is within the curiosity of nationwide peace and safety,” the affidavit said.

No date has been fastened for willpower of the movement.

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