Nnamdi Kanu Continued Detention.... Human Rights Activist & Kanu's Lead Lawyer , Mike Ozekhome Raises Fresh Alarm... " My Client's Health is Detenonorating in DSS"
The great South African freedom fighter and former President, Nelson R. Mandela once warned
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
And spurred by that need for freedom his client, the Independent People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu team of lawyers led by Prof Mike Ozekhome SAN has raised a fresh alarm over the poor state of the IPOB leader
Prof Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome who is a high profile constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, argued in the law court last night why Kanu must be allowed Access to enjoy proper medical care
Arguing the suit before the court, Prof. Ozekhome, SAN, told the court that the health of his client has deteriorated badly, accusing the DSS of refusing to allow him to get an independent medical examination.
• It is pathetic that specialist doctor that was engaged by the security agency had warned that the IPOB could die if he was not allowed to have access to a quality health care.
• It is strange and all we t are saying is, let this young man must not die. They told us that they took his medical report to South Africa. But till date, we have not seen anything.
•Now they are talking about conducting ear surgery on him. The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that a man should be alive to be able to stand trial.
•This case has taken international colouration and this court can save this country this opprobrium by ordering them to release his medical records.
•We have equally attached certified true copy of the judgement of a high court in Umuahia which awarded N500million damages for the extra-ordinary rendition of the Applicant from Kenya.
•We humbly seek my lords intervention in this matter. We are seeking solace for this young man who has been beaten blue and black, with no one to stand up for him apart from this court.
•His doctor has gone there two times but they refused him entry. But here they are, asking for reliefs from this court when they have not obeyed a subsisting order of this same court.
•They cannot come before this temple of justice with soiled hands to seek equitable remedy.
•More over, my learned friend is missing the entire point. We are not here on the issue of whether they are feeding him or not.
•All we are saying is, let the treatment they claim that he is receiving, be subjected to a review by an independent physician of his choice,” Ozekhome, SAN, postulated