DSS Refuses to Obey Court Order to Grant Kanu Change of Clothing, Others - Lawyer - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
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The Department of State Services has refused to obey court orders granting Nnamdi Kanu maximum comfort in detention, change of clothing, amongst others, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the embattled Indigenous People of Biafra leader has said.

According to the Punch, the lawyer, in a statement on Tuesday, kicked that the secret agency has unrepentantly continued to treat the orders of the court with greatest disdain.

It would be recalled that Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier ordered on December 2nd, 2021 that the secessionist leader should not be discriminated against in the custody of the secret police.

The presiding judge had also ordered that Kanu be given maximum comfort possible in detention, be allowed a change of clothing, be allowed free practice of his Jewish faith including access to his Jewish religious materials, allowed to receive any visitor of his choice, and allowed to mingle freely with other inmates in DSS custody.

Justice Nyako also adjourned the trial of Kanu till January 18, 2022, after granting a motion for an abridgement of time.

However, Ejiofor said he visited Kanu in DSS custody on Monday, saying that despite the orders made by the court on December 2nd, 2021, the DSS flouted and ignored the court orders.

The statement was titled, ‘Update On Today’s Visit To Our Indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu At The Headquarters Of The Department Of State Services (DSS) Abuja’.

Kanu, 54, was born on September 25, 1967, at Afaraukwu, Abia State. He had been arrested in 2017 for demanding the secession of the South-East zone from the Nigerian State.

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