DSS again denies Ozekhome access to Kanu
February 25, 2022
A human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Thursday led a team of lawyers to the headquarters of the Department of State Services to visit the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, but they were again denied access to him.
Ozekhome has however threatened to open up by next week Monday, if the DSS does not change its stand.
The lead counsel to IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, stated these in a statement titled “Update on our routine visit to our indefatigable client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, Abuja, February 24 2022.”
He said, “Our routine court-ordered visit to our indefatigable client – Nnamdi Kanu- was led by our most erudite foremost Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, who is also the lead counsel in this case.
“The officials of the DSS denied us access to Nnamdi Kanu for the umpteenth time, in flagrant violation of the subsisting order of the court, while insisting that their personnel assigned to receive us will only be available on Monday next week to conduct the visit.
“This development unarguably, did not go down well with our visiting team as the learned silk leading us promptly registered the displeasure of the entire legal team and teeming followers of Nnamdi Kanu in very clear terms.
“Our learned SAN, however, obliged the pleas of the officer in charge, who assured certainty on Monday’s visit. The learned silk reiterated that he will again be leading Onyendu’s legal team next Monday for the visit and will not tolerate any further excuse(s).
“The learned silk urged for restraint, while noting that if by Monday, February 28 2022, we are not allowed access to our client, then he will have something to say to the world, and in the language they will understand.
“We were all disappointed by this ugly trend, but we will be visiting again on Monday. There is no going back or relenting, because it is forward ever and backward never.”
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