The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has complained that he has been subjected to “mental and psychological torture” by the Department of State Security (DSS) since his arrest.
The leader of the group who was arrested and extradited by the joint efforts of the Nigerian Intelligence and Security Services on June 25, 2021.
He is being tried for treason.
Nnamdi’s counsel, headed by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, filed an application to be transferred to the Nigerian Correctional Service because he has been denied access to his doctor.
Supporting his claim, the counsel attached an affidavit stating that “his heart had been enlarged by more than 13%, posing a serious threat and danger to the defendant’s life”.
“That the health personnel attending to the defendant in the custody of the State Security Service is not adequate, considering the circumstances of the defendant’s health condition.
“That the defendant requires the services of his medical experts as his medical records issued by the chief cardiologist of Nairobi Hospital, who has the defendant’s medical records, mainly, before the arrest/abduction of the Applicant shows a debilitating medical condition. Copies of these medical records showing the applicant’s subsisting health condition are hereby attached and marked as Exhibit MNK.
“That if the health condition of the defendant is not addressed most promptly, the defendant may die in custody, even before his trial.”