Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia
Efforts by detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to sign his legal documents to give authorisation to his lawyers have been thwarted by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of the detained IPOB leader, told journalists in Umuahia, Monday, that the security personnel at the Abuja headquarters of DSS did not allow Kanu to sign the documents brought to him.
He also alleged that a full number of family members who went to visit the Biafra agitator were not allowed access to him.
Prince Emmanuel said that only two out of the three family members authorised by the Court to visit Kanu were allowed to see him while the third family member was denied access.
He recalled that in two previous occasions Kanu was “totally denied access” to his visitors including lawyers and family members.
Prince Emmanuel decried the actions of the security agents, accusing them of violating court orders.
He also expressed worry over the health condition of the Biafra separatist leader, saying that the condition of Kanu’s legs meant that something was wrong.
Prince Emmanuel therefore demanded explanations from Nigeria’s secret police on why Kanu was not allowed to see all his authorised visitors.
He said: “They (DSS) should tell the world what they are hiding that makes them to keep him away from his visitors contrary to court orders”.
In palpable frustration, Prince Emmanuel reiterated his call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to comply with the Court judgrments that ordered the immediate and unconditional release of the IPOB leader.