Ohanaeze to FG: Nnamdi Kanu Must Not Die in Custody

By Juliet Amaka
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Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, must not die in custody of the Directorate of State Services (DSS).

Ohanaeze gave the warning on Tuesday in a statement titled ‘Nnamdi Kanu must not die in prison’ by the group’s national spokesman, Dr Alex Ogbonnia.

This is reaction to the current worsening health status of the IPOB leader.

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Recall that Attorney Ifeanyi Ejiofor had, on Monday, raised the alarm that Kanu is currently suffering from gastrointestinal illness, which necessitates the constant use of antacids and other available medical treatments.

According to Ejiofor despite Kanu’s health condition the DSS has denied him access to his doctors.

The statement read, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, and several eminent Igbo have repeatedly appealed to the heart of Mr President to release Nnamdi Kanu on the premise of a political solution.

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“The only living legend among those that fought for Nigeria’s independence and the Minister of Aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, presented the request to Buhari when he visited Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as his last wish.

“Earlier before that, Mbazulike had also met the President in Aso Rock, Abuja for the same reason. In the interim, common sense will ask – why deny Nnamdi Kanu the necessary access to a medical doctor? This is very curious and raises a lot of questions.

“Finally, it is common knowledge that the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu has rather contributed to the enormity of insecurity in the South-East and one wonders what will happen if, by the utter carelessness, negligence or unnecessary victimisation, something untoward happens to Nnamdi Kanu.”

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