One of the legal representatives of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Barr. Maxwell Okpara has again insisted that the Abia-born right activist needs adequate medical attention following his incarceration at the facility of Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers have repeatedly urged the federal government to free him to have access to his personal physicians as his health keeps deteriorating.

He has been in the facility of the DSS since his extraordinary rendition from Kenya in 2021.

Barr. Okpara in a Facebook post on Thursday said he met Nnamdi Kanu, along with his sister in the facility on Thursday in Abuja where he complained of tiredness with chest pain.

According to Okpara, Nnamdi Kanu had also complained that he constantly has the urge to vomit, a situation Barr. Okpara believes warrants an urgent medical attention.


He wrote, “Hello Friends just came out from DSS Headquarters Abuja where I went to visit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with his Sister, when they brought MNK out from the solitary confinement facility where they kept him to the waiting room where I was waiting to see him.

“He was looking very tired and I asked to know how he was feeling, he complained of weakness of the body and chest pain and always feeling like vomiting. While we were still discussing he cut off our discussion and rushed into the toilet and started vomiting in my presence.

“I rushed in and held him for a while. He said that I should asked his sister who was waiting to come in to wait for a while because he needed to have a little rest before further discussion with anyone. I went out and narrated what happened to the DSS that brought him from the cell in the presence of his sister. There and then his sister started crying and I left because the time allotted to me has elapsed.

“Pls let federal government allow Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to have access to his own personal medical expert for his proper medical examination.”



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