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DSS Is Denying Nnamdi Kanu Access To His Medical Records, Choice Visitors – Lawyer | READ MORE

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DSS Is Denying Nnamdi Kanu Access To His Medical Records, Choice Visitors – Lawyer | READ MORE

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Department for State Services (DSS), of denying Kanu access to visitors of his choice.

Ejiofor in a statement released on Monday, also alleged that although the DSS has granted Kanu access to medical doctors outside their facility, they have refused to release his medical records to enable “his choice medical doctors make a holistic informed recommendation on his further prescriptions, and plausible medical solution(s)”.

“The SSS is not in a position to handpick Orders and Judgment of the Court of Law to obey and those to flout with impunity. Otherwise, why was the SSS quick to remand Onyendu in their custody on the 29th day of June 2021, upon an Order granted by the same Judge, who has now directed them to avail Onyendu of his medical records, and they have failed to comply with the later order?

Recently, the personnel of the SSS have extended their acts of lawlessness by denying Onyendu access to visitors of his choice, in clear violation of a subsisting Court Order” Ejiofor lamented.

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He noted however, that Kanu’s Lead Counsel, Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN “has swung into action by commencing contempt proceedings against the Director General of the SSS to demand immediate compliance with all the Court Orders that the SSS is currently violating with impunity”.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

We visited our indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, today, the 4th day of September 2023, to apprise him on the status of the various pending Committal proceedings initiated against the Director of the SSS for flouting Court Orders, and steps being taken by our erudite Lead Counsel – Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN to secure an imminent date for the Hearing of the Supreme Court Appeal.

As you are aware, the Judgment of the Federal High Court delivered on the 20th day of July 2023, by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Binta Nyako, directed the SSS to among others, avail Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of his full medical records from 29th June, 2021 till date. Although Onyendu has been examined by medical doctors of his choice outside the facility of the SSS, his medical records with the SSS in-house medical doctors are yet to be released to him, to enable his choice medical doctors make a holistic informed recommendation on his further prescriptions, and plausible medical solution(s).

Our last check on the extant Act of the National Assembly that created the institution of the State Security Services (SSS) revealed that no Section of the Law provided for the institution (SSS) to be ABOVE THE LAW. Intrinsically, the SSS is under bounding obligation to obey the Orders and Judgment of the Court.

The SSS is not in a position to handpick Orders and Judgment of the Court of Law to obey and those to flout with impunity. Otherwise, why was the SSS quick to remand Onyendu in their custody on the 29th day of June 2021, upon an Order granted by the same Judge, who has now directed them to avail Onyendu of his medical records, and they have failed to comply with the later order?

Recently, the personnel of the SSS have extended their acts of lawlessness by denying Onyendu access to visitors of his choice, in clear violation of a subsisting Court Order. However, our erudite Lead Counsel – Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN has swung into action by commencing contempt proceedings against the Director General of the SSS to demand immediate compliance with all the Court Orders that the SSS is currently violating with impunity.

Onyendu seized the opportunity offered by the visit to commend the efforts of Ezigbo UmuChineke once again, including the groups who are calling on the Federal Government to obey the Judgment of her own Court and release him unconditionally, or better still, prevail on the Supreme Court of Nigeria to set down the Appeal for Hearing so that these shenanigans will cease.

Also, Onyendu applauded the courage of the House of Representatives Committee in directing the Federal Government to release him unconditionally in line with the Judgment of the Court of Appeal. He appreciated the Chairman of the House of Rep Ad-hoc Committee on Security (Hon. Obi Aguocha) for being outspoken in this regard.

Efforts are currently underway by our erudite Lead Counsel – Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN to secure an imminent date for the Hearing of the Appeal at the Supreme Court following the cancelation of the earlier scheduled date of 14th September, 2023. We shall formally communicate Ezigbo UmuChineke and indeed, members of the public once a new date is secured.
Thank you all, Ezigbo UmuChineke, and remain blessed.

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