Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the legal representative of the lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, has raised concerns about his client not getting a fair hearing in his trial, while adding that he has been subjected to inhumane treatment in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Ejiofor said this while featuring on ‘Good Morning Show’ on ARISE TV.
“There is an underlined fact that my client will not get a fair trial in that court, that is settled. The issue of fair trial has been taken away by this collaboration.
“He’s being subjected to mental torture as I speak with you. Because when someone is in incarceration as a political prisoner, which he is, he has no access to his wife, Kanu has no access to his brothers,” he said.
“He has no access to his relatives to interact with them. Even lawyers who are coming to see him are coming with specific approval by the DG SSS. So it shows that he is undergoing mental torture and it is worse still that Nnamdi Kanu is under a debilitating health situation.”
Kanu is currently in DSS custody following an order by an Abuja Federal High Court.
The Justice Binta Nyako-led court gave the order, following Kanu’s arrest and repatriation by the Nigerian government.