By Olalekan Awojodu
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB),
has dragged the Department of State Service, DSS, before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
In the fresh suit filed by Maxwell Okpara, one of his lawyers, Kanu seeks an enforcement of his fundamental human rights, just as the detained leader of IPOB also accused the operatives of the DSS of allowing an unknown Doctor took his blood samples more than twenty one (21) times.
The Director General of the DSS, the DSS and the Attorney-General of the Federation.Respondents are respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/21.
The suit was with a supporting affidavit deposed to by his Kanu’s younger brother named Emmanuel.
At a press conference held in Abuja on Monday, the IPOB leader expressed regrets that despite an order of the court at the last trial that he be allowed to change his clothe and practice his religion, the order was not carried out by the DSS.
Opara, said: “When i visited the DSS detention facility recently, the IPOB leader, complained that a particular Doctor who appeared like a quack to him have been coming to extract his blood and has done so more than twenty one times.
According to Kanu, the same agency has turned down his request to access his medical record or attend to his health severally.
It reads partly: “The Applicant is a Nigerian citizen who is entitled to the enjoyment of the fundamental rights enshrined in chapter 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and Article 5 and 8 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and enforcement) Act Cap A9 Vol. 1 LFN.
“The Respondents have deprived the Applicant access to facility and material to practice his faith and ultimately prevented the Applicant from praying and/or practicing his faith, and the aforesaid constitute a breach of the Applicant’s right to practice his religion.