The Department of State Services (DSS) is at it again. They have refused the lawyers of Nnamdi Kanu access to see their client.
Barrister Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the leader of IPOB has lamented over the non-compliance of the DSS to the order given by the law court.
Recall that on Monday, the 30th of August, the lawyer announced the human rights abuses they suffered from the DSS.
On their routine visit to see their client on that Monday, the DSS practically stripped their clothes off their bodies in the name of searching for any incriminating evidence.
On the 3rd of September, the DSS denied the lawyers access to see Nnamdi Kanu once again.
Through his Facebook page, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor said that they visited their clients on one of the days the court permitted them to see their client but was denied the opportunity to.
According to Ejiofor, the DSS gave a ridiculous excuse on why they cannot see him.
A foremost American trained Constitutional Law lawyer, Mr Bruce Fein who is also the IPOB’s Attorney in the US was in the company of the lawyers that went to see Nnamdi Kanu after he (Fein) came to Nigeria.
Ejiofor recalled that they had given prior notification to the DSS about their coming just as the law court had directed.
He said that the excuse the DSS came up with was that the person who was assigned to receive them was on a ‘SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT’.
As usual, the DSS has violated the Court’s order. The lawyer reaffirmed that they have never been denied access to their client after the very first time they did.
They only did this because of the presence of Mr Bruce Fein, the US attorney of IPOB.
Lawyer Ejiofor’s plight on their visit to their client Mazi Nnamdi Kanu In DSS custody
“Yesterday’s Court ordered visit to Our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officials of the State Security Services for a reason we find extremely ridiculous”.
“Following the arrival of Mr Bruce Fein, a foremost American trained Constitutional Law Lawyer and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States of America took an interesting twist”.
“Despite our formal notification to the Service, in line with the existing protocol, and compliance with the Court-Ordered guideline, the officials of the Department of State Security Services came up with an excuse, “that the person assigned to receive us during yesterday’s visit was on A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT”, and as such, the visit cannot be conducted”.
“This is not only ridiculous but a clear violation of the Court Order on a guideline for visiting our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”.
“For the records, we have been consistently visiting Our Client on the specified days and time of the week, and there hasn’t been any time we were denied access to him on the ground that an individual assigned to receive us was not available”.
“Needless to mention, that no one individual has been specifically assigned to receive us on any of the visits. They are fully aware that the visit takes place every Monday and Thursday”.
“Thankfully, we have another date for Monday, and we do hope that this individual will be available on Monday to receive us, whilst we have taken steps to formally bring this latest infraction to the attention of the Court”.
“We will continue to update you all, while we continue to urge for your relentless prayers and understanding. We are winning, you can be assured”.
“Thank you all and remain blessed”.