The senior counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mike Ozekhome, has told the Supreme Court about his fears that his client may die in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Ozekhome was speaking on Thursday during the hearing of Kanu’s case.
He told the apex court that the IPOB leader is very sick and requires surgery.
The lawyer prayed the court to rule in favour of Kanu’s transfer from DSS custody to Kuje correctional centre, to enable him begin treatment.
“My Lords, Nnamdi Kanu is sick, he has been approved for surgery but they have refused to release him for treatment.
“We are pleading for him to be transferred from DSS custody to Kuje correctional centre so that he can begin treatment like others.
“He’s getting really sick, I’m scared he may die in the custody of DSS. Dead bodies are not prosecuted,” BBC News Pidgin quoted Ozekhome as saying.
Reacting to Ozekhome’s plea, the Supreme Court said God will keep Kanu alive and that he will not die in detention.