Legal counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has revealed that the officers of the Department of State Services still denied his client, a change of clothes, despite court order.
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This is coming after Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and his team visited their client in a routine check and visits, where they brought new clothes for him, but the clothes were rejected by the officers of DSS at the facility where Kanu was detained.
Recall that Justice Binta since 2021, ordered the DSS to allow Kanu have change of clothes, which is an official order by the court, but it is still consistently disobeyed.
“I don’t want to see him in this cloth again. This one is almost off-white. Also, make sure that you allow him to exercise and give him a good mattress.” – The judge said in previous hearings.
However, despite the order which was given by the court, the DSS still disobeyed.
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Barrister EJiofor made this known while speaking after visiting Kanu at the Department of State Services headquarters in Abuja, Ejiofor alleged that the security agency “rejected for the umpteenth time, the change of clothes brought for him”. He said;
“Though, for reasons we were not told, the officials of the DSS rejected for the umpteenth time, the change of clothes brought for him.
“We, however, protested against this obvious violation of court order, and insisted on seeing the Head of the appropriate department to lodge our complaint, but Onyendu advised that we should take up the infractions at the appropriate forum in view of the fact that a positive order of the court was flouted.
“Also, forming part of our demand for explanations is the fact that some other guests that visited Onyendu were not hitherto cleared. Onyendu still insisted that this obvious infraction should be addressed at the appropriate forum because it constitutes a violation of the positive order of the court.
“The visit proceeded smoothly and personal notes were taken of Onyendu’s erudite views/contributions towards a successful outing come 16th day of February, 2021.”