Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the legal representative of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has appealed to the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow family members to provide funds to be used for the medical treatment of his client.
Ejiofor, the lawyer of the pro-Biafran group made the call on Monday, after returning from a court-ordered routine visit to the DSS headquarters in Abuja, where Kanu is being held under solitary confinement for over 14 months.
According to the IPOB lawyer, Kanu’s health condition of recent has been worsening in recent times.
Ejiofor said Kanu had confirmed to him that following the public outcry and wide condemnation that trailed the lack of proper medical attention in addressing his worsening health condition, ‘the DSS in a feeble attempt at improvisation, in order to cure a serious health condition such as the one confronting Kanu, only succeeded in procuring two doses, out of the full dosage of seven bottles of the prescribed medications’.
‘The two doses were exhausted on Saturday, 24th September 2022. ‘The effect of the prevailing situation is that the limited dosage of the prescription Onyendu was provided with, is just a drop in the ocean, which did not achieve the desired result,’ Ejiofor said.
The lawyer said they were no longer in doubt that the DSS has run out of medical options in managing Kanu’s debilitating health condition.
‘Hence, our passionate plea is for the unconditional release of Onyendu to enable us to seek proper medical attention.
Meanwhile, the lawyer hinted that Kanu will not be appearing in Court on the 4th of October, 2022. “Umu Chineke will be informed vide this platform or other approved channels of communication, whenever Onyendu will appear in Court.