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Apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndígbo has condemned the alleged continued detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, medical attention, despite the directive of the the court.
Ohanaeze sent a warning to the Federal Government of the implications of allowing any harm come upon Kanu by not allowing his personal doctor access to him nor allowing him access to required drugs for his ailment.
Reacting to the information released by Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Monday on the deplorable state of the IPOB leader’s health, Ohanaeze expressed worry that the Department of State Services (DSS) was allegedly treating with utmost contempt and disdain an existing court order that specifically directed that Kanu be granted access to his doctor.
Calling on the government to be mindful of its actions against Kanu Ohanaeze said: ‘It is a common knowledge that the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu has rather contributed to the enormity of insecurity in the South East and one wonders what will happen if by the utter carelessness, negligence or unnecessary victimisation, something untoward happens to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
‘Instructively, many uninformed Nigerians share the base reasoning of the proverbial ostrich; the ostrich buries its head in the sand, joyously flapping its wings, and believes that it has escaped from reality. As in the ostrich, the civilised world are watching!’
Still on the issue of equity, justice and fairness, the statement continued, “how can the Igbo youth feel comfortable with the lopsided appointment of about 16 service chiefs to the deliberate exclusion of the entire South East of Nigeria? How can the youth condone the outrageous doormat treatment where of all the die-hard APC supporters of President Buhari from the South East, none of them is qualified to serve as a minister in the grade “A” ministry, such as Works, Agriculture, Power, Health, Education, etc?”The latest political recrudescenc
Meanwhile, brother of theIPOB leader, Emmanuel, has raised the alarm over his ealth, saying if Kanu dies in detention, the DSS would be held responsible.