Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has accused the Department of State Services of mistreating him while in their custody.
Kanu is asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to get an injunction compelling the DSS to provide him with food, medical care, and clothing of his choice. He said that, despite a court order, he was not allowed to change his clothes or practice his religion while there.
Kanu is receiving the greatest treatment in jail available anywhere in the country, according to DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya, who spoke at a news conference on Tuesday, December 14.
The idea that the IPOB leader is being starved is “false,” according to Afunanya, who also stated that Kanu’s health is being taken care of and that he is free to follow his faith.
“The service denies all the inciting allegations by IPOB and states that Nnamdi Kanu is not in an anyway maltreated in custody.
“Accusation of maltreatment negate the services standard operating procedure on the implementation of rights of a suspect.
“Nnamdi Kanu enjoys full luxury in the holding facility incomparable of any of it type anywhere in the country. He is accorded full rights and privileges. He is never denied his rights of worship or freedom from his religious practice.
“Adequate attention is paid to Kanu’s health. He has unhindered access to the best medical care and doctors.
“The story of Kanu being starved is fallacious. He could not have been starved as he enjoys meals of his choice. That he is not allowed a change of clothing is also false. He is regularly allowed change of clothing as against what is presented to the public by IPOB propagandists.
“It is unfortunate that some elements decided to use outright misinformation to represent the state of affairs.”