The Department of State Services, DSS, in exercising its authority on Thursday 2, blatantly denied Lawyers access to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Lead Counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who revealed in a statement on Friday 03, the inappropriate conducts of the national security outfit, said Kanu was hindered from seeing his lawyers.
He said the secret police denied himself and other top lawyers, including the IPOB’s Attorney in the United States, Bruce Fein, passage to meet with their client.
Constitutionally, the Lead Counsel pointed out that such access denial stands as a violation of the order from the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
According to Ejiofor, the order from the Court directed the secret service to allow lawyers to visit Kanu twice a week, a message carrying the stamp and approval of the judicial institution.
Ejiofor’s statement on Friday was titled, ‘Update On Yesterday’s Visit Being 2nd Day Of September 2021.’
DSS Decision Extremely Ridiculous- Kanu’s Lawyer
The Lead Counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has stated that the reason for withdrawing IPOB’s leader is something the entire legal team find extremely ridiculous.
Meanwhile, Ejiofor hinted that they’d taken steps to formally bring this latest infraction to the attention of the Court.
“Following the arrival of Mr Bruce Fein, a foremost American trained Constitutional Law Lawyer and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States of America, the game took an exciting twist.
Despite the formal notification to the Service, in line with the existing protocol, and compliance with the Court-Ordered guideline, DSS came up with an excuse and denied the legal members the chance to meet.
However, he mentioned that the legal team has another date set on Monday, adding that they are hopeful the attendant representative would be available to meet their demands.