Nnamdi Kanu is critically sick and needs urgent surgery, his Lead Counsel counsel has said.
NEWSONLINE NIGERIA reports that pro-separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Lead Counsel Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor has said Nnamdi Kanu needs urgent advanced medical treatment and surgical operation to address his deteriorating health condition, especially on his left ear.
Ejiofor, who visited Kanu on Monday at the headquarters of the Department of State Services(DSS) where he is still being held in solitary confinement, said the IPOB leader needs urgent medical attention to address his deteriorating health condition.
He expressed concerns over the lack of adequate medical facilities at DSS headquarters to treat Kanu’s ailments, particularly the severe pains in his left ear drum that has become greatly impaired following severe torture and beating he received in Kenya before being renditioned back to Nigeria in June, 2021Ejiofor said: “Kanu also recounted that a previous scan at the instance of the SSS revealed that he must undergo an advanced surgical procedure to repair his left ear drum that has become greatly impaired by the severe torture and beating he received from agents of the Federal Government when he was forcibly kidnapped in Kenya and savagely renditioned back to Nigeria in June, 2021.
“He narrated how the DSS doctor had emphatically told him that if after 45 days from November 18, 2022 when he was examined, his case had not improved, then he must undergo immediate surgery to save whatever remains of his left ear.”
Ejiofor disclosed that Kanu had lamented that several reminders and pleas to the DSS to carriy out their medical doctor’s instructions have met a brick wall.
“Being held in solitary confinement, the DSS has also bluntly refused him access to his private doctor for independent medical assessment as ordered by the court,” he alleged.
Ejiofor said the suit earlier filed to compel the DSS to allow Kanu access to his medical doctors and medical records would come up this week at the Federal High Court, Abuja.