Nnamdi Kanu’s family accuses DSS of denying him access to visitors
* Says it’s ploy to conceal his deteriorating health condition
By Steve Oko
As the continued illegal detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, continues to generate tension, the family has again, accused the Department of State Services, DSS, of denying him access to his visitors.
This, according to the family, is ostensibly to prevent his visitors from knowing the current status of “his deteriorating health condition.”
Wawa News Global had reported that an Abuja High Court had ordered the DSS to allow him unfettered access to his family and lawyers twice a week.
Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu who spoke on behalf of the family, said that none of those who went to see him on Thursday was allowed to see him.
He wondered why the DSS would suddenly decide to deny Kanu access to his visitors, an action he said, was “a flagrant violation of court order.”
Crying foul, the family alleged that such action raised suspicion that the secret police had something to hide.
“DSS is stopping my brother’s visitors from seeing him, which is another flagrant disregard of a subsisting court order and their effort to conceal my brother’s deteriorating health condition.
” For me DSS, has become a private security company where the authority manages it as his personal family business. I’m yet to know why my brother is still currently in detention against court orders.”
The IPOB Leader has been in a solitary confinement at the Abuja DSS headquarters since his abduction in Kenya and subsequent extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in June 2021.
Despite order by the Appeal Court Abuja for his immediate and unconditional release, the Federal Government has refused to free the IPOB Leader.
The Appeal Court had also quashed all 15 counts of treason charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.