The Department of State Services has taken back the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to custody after he was allowed to have his medical check-up by his preferred personal doctors.
On July 20, the Federal High Court in Abuja issued an order to the Department of State Services to allow Kanu, the defendant, to have access to his personal physicians. The court dismissed the objection raised by the DSS against this request.
Based on IPOB’s assertions, Kanu is believed to be afflicted with an ear infection, necessitating surgical intervention.
According to the legal representative of the Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a telephonic call with our correspondent on Sunday, it was conveyed that Mr. Kanu, who has been held in detention since 2021, has been provided with the opportunity to consult with his personal medical practitioners and has subsequently been returned to custody.
Ejiofor said, “He has been attended to, and after preliminary examinations, he was taken back.”
The attorney, meanwhile, refrained from providing additional statements regarding his health status, among other matters.
On Saturday, Ejiofor made a statement on social media indicating that Kanu had engaged in a meeting with his personal medical practitioners at a medical institution located in Abuja, distinct from the premises of the Department of State Services.
He said, “Sequel to our avowed assurance to always keep Ezigbo UmuChineke abreast of pertinent happenings, especially with Onyendu’s health status, welfare, and update on his legal matters, we are pleased to inform you that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu met with his choice personal physician yesterday in a hospital in Abuja, outside the facility of the State Security Service.
“As part of the protocol, I witnessed the consultation. The medical examination was seamless and productive, and he will be progressing to the next stage soon.”