Heed appeals for Kanu’s release, cousin urges Buhari

Heed appeals for Kanu’s release, cousin urges Buhari

By Steve Oko

Mr. Chijindu Offor, Cousin to the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to heed appeals from various individuals and groups for Kanu’s unconditional release.

Offor who made the plea Friday, raised a fresh concern over Kanu’s health and safety.

This is coming less than 24 hours after Kanu’s lawyers had raised the alarm that Kanu’s life is in danger over alleged “harsh, degrading and inhuman conditions” being meted to him in detention.

A statement Thursday jointly issued by Kanu’s lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor, and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on behalf of their client, alleged that Kanu ” is solitarily confined to a very tiny cell twenty-three (23) hours of the day without access to sunlight and any social interactions whatsoever.

The statement further claimed that since Kanu was “renditioned, he has not been allowed a change of clothing; and his Jewish prayer shawls and other religious materials brought to him by his Counsel were rejected and returned.”

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The statement further alleged that they have “refused to replace his corrective glasses (lenses) which were smashed to smithereens by agents of the Nigerian government in the process of the violence they unleashed on him while abducting him in Kenya. This has led to a rapid deterioration of his sight.

“That he is not allowed to sleep with a pillow and this has led to him developing acid reflux which comes with acute burning sensations in his chest, chest pains and extreme difficulty in swallowing.

“That, to date, he is denied his repeated requests for an independent medical examination to determine the extent of damage done to his body by a suspected substance he may have been injected with during this abduction and extraordinary rendition. He has reason to believe that the said injected substance is depleting the potassium content of his body, thus causing him constipation, a feeling of skipped heart beats, palpitations, fatigue, muscle weakness/spasms and numbness.

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“That in the circumstance of the forgoing, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu continues to have a persistent and heightened feeling of portent threat to his overall well-being and safety within the DSS facility where he is currently detained.”

Speaking on the heels of the above worrisome development, Kanu’s cousin, Offor, pleaded with the federal government to heed the various pleas for the IPOB leader’s unconditional release.

He said that Kanu’s should not be allowed to die in detention or be incapacitated, warning that Nigeria might not be able to contain the aftermath of any such eventualities.

” I appeal to the federal government to listen to the voice of wisdom and allow my cousin, Nnamdi to go home so he can attend to his failing health.

” Nigeria may not survive the fallout of anything untoward happening to my cousin. So, why not save the country such needless pains”, he said


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