Nigeria’s Secret Police Prevented Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Forms For UK Consular Assistance— IPOB Leader’s Lawyer

The Department of State Services (DSS) has prevented the incarcerated chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from signing a consular help kind by the United Kingdom.

Special counsel for the IPOB chief, Aloy Ejimakor disclosed to SaharaReporters in a press release issued after visiting his shopper on Monday.

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In the assertion he titled, ‘Summary of my visitation with our Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Monday 19th July,’ Ejimakor expressed shock because the consular and diplomatic varieties have been returned to him unsigned.

The authorized practitioner, subsequently, known as on the British High Commission in Nigeria and the British Government authorities to intervene within the matter, as he claimed the operatives of the DSS, which is Nigeria’s secret police, have stopped Kanu from signing these varieties.

The assertion reads: “Last Saturday, when I visited Mazi Kanu, I expressed strong concerns about the inordinate delay in having Kanu sign the two forms I had taken to the DSS for Kanu’s signature some days before.

“Both forms relate to affirming his consent to consular and diplomatic interventions by the United Kingdom and her High Commission in Nigeria.

“Surprisingly, the forms were returned to me unsigned.

“Let me make it clear that the day I took the forms to the DSS, the officers on location were amenable to Kanu signing them until somewhere along the line, they tarried and decided to send it to the legal unit for vetting.

“So, my sense is that it’s the legal unit of the DSS that disapproved of Kanu signing the forms for reasons that were not given to me. Nigeria’s Secret Police Prevented Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Forms For UK Consular Assistance— IPOB Leader's Lawyer 3

“As a lawyer, I don’t see any legal advantage the government of Nigeria stands to gain by blocking Kanu from signing those forms. The forms are but a mere routine in matters like this.

“Instead of any advantage, the refusal will help fuel the notion that the government of Nigeria is deliberately isolating Kanu from having consular and diplomatic access to the United Kingdom.”

Ejimakor condemned the act of the Nigerian authorities and its secret police by denying the elemental human rights of the pro-Biafra separatist chief, who ought to seem in courtroom on July 26.

The lawyer additionally stated the DSS returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings he had taken to him final week to make use of.

“It doesn’t comport with the very best traditions of elementary equity {that a} detainee is being denied entry to assets that can help him in his protection. This is among the issues that can rely in our reckoning as this matter continues to fold. Nigeria’s Secret Police Prevented Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Forms For UK Consular Assistance— IPOB Leader's Lawyer 3

“For these causes, I’m now compelled to name on the British High Commission in Nigeria to banish each purple tape and exert the complete weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining fast entry to Kanu. This is very essential, given the prospects of higher welfare, together with enough medical look after Mazi Kanu.

“Further, the immediate intervention of the High Commission will imply that Kanu could have one other layer of human contact along with his authorized workforce who’re the one ones at present allowed to see him.

“They also returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings we had taken to him last week, explaining that he had to be the one to make the request through a certain department at the DSS that officially caters to his needs,” Ejimakor stated.

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