Nnamdi Kanu Requests Transfer to Kuje Prison, Cites Lack of Medical Care in DSS Custody

Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has made a plea to the Federal High Court to transfer him to Kuje prison, citing inadequate medical facilities and expressing concern over a perceived plot for his demise while in Department of State Services (DSS) custody.

Kanu, who has been in DSS custody since his extradition in June 2021, is facing charges related to treasonable felony. During the court session on Tuesday, he expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment he is receiving from the secret police, alleging a lack of proper medical care for his congestive heart failure.

His lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had earlier requested his transfer to Kuje Correctional Centre, which was not granted due to previous escape incidents. Kanu, however, insisted on the transfer, claiming that the DSS is providing only temporary solutions to his health issues.

In an effort to demonstrate his condition, Kanu removed his shirt in court to reveal his ribs and chest, highlighting the lack of proper medical attention. He accused the DSS of plotting his demise and questioned the motive behind his continued detention despite the Supreme Court ruling that he did not jump bail.

Despite Kanu’s plea for house arrest or transfer to Kuje prison for proper medical care, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the case until April 17, 2024, for trial commencement, stating that she will determine the appropriate location for his detention.

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