In a significant development in the legal battle surrounding the detention of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a Federal High Court in Abuja has delivered a landmark judgment. The court ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to allow Nnamdi Kanu access to Medical Doctors of his choice for a medical examination outside the SSS facility, free from any interference. The examination process is to be recorded, and all of his medical records must be made available to him.
Yesterday, Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team, led by Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, visited their indefatigable and formidable client at the SSS Headquarters in Abuja, where he has been held in solitary confinement. Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was briefed on the court’s judgment and was profoundly excited by the news of this development. He expressed his gratitude to his legal team and directed his appreciation to all supporters of the IPOB movement, known as Ezigbo UmuChineke, for their unwavering support during his detention.
The court’s ruling has allowed the Phase 1 of Nnamdi Kanu’s medical examination to commence immediately, as a team of highly recommended Medical Experts, including a Cardiologist Surgeon and Otolaryngologist from reputable hospitals in Abuja, has been selected for the examination. These medical experts were chosen by Nnamdi Kanu’s wife, who played a crucial role in ensuring that the best medical care is provided to her husband.
With this latest legal victory, Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team is optimistic about their journey towards a landslide victory. They are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing scheduled for September 14, 2023, though the specifics of the hearing remain undisclosed.
Throughout the detention and legal proceedings, Nnamdi Kanu has encouraged Ezigbo UmuChineke to maintain their peaceful conduct and continue with their prayers and supplications. He firmly believes that their support and positive energy have played a pivotal role in these successive victories.
The news of the court’s ruling has sparked interest nationwide, with many closely monitoring the developments in the case. As the legal battle continues, Nnamdi Kanu’s plight remains a focal point in the quest for justice and the protection of constitutional rights.