Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of the lawyers representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) for aborting a court-ordered visit to the IPOB leader in detention.
In a post shared on his Facebook page on Friday, Ejiofor accused the DSS of preventing a constitutional lawyer from the United States, Bruce Fein, from visiting Kanu in detention.
Ejiofor said the DSS gave a flimsy excuse to ensure the American lawyer didn’t see Kanu, noting that the action of the secret police is “ridiculous and a clear violation of the court order” on guideline for visiting his client.
“Yesterday’s court-ordered visit to our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officials of the State Security Services (also known as the Department of State Services, DSS) for a reason we find extremely ridiculous.
“Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American trained Constitutional Lawyer and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States of America, the game obviously took an interesting twist.
“Despite our formal notification to the Service, in line with the existing protocol, and in compliance with the Court-Ordered guideline, the officials of the Department of State 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 guidelines 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.”
This comes a few days after Ifeanyi Ejiofor had claimed that they were “practically stripped naked” during their visit to Nnamdi Kanu in DSS detention.