Court Grants Nnamdi Kanu Unhindered Access To His Doctors | READ MORE
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, led by Justice Nyako Binta on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 ordered the Department of State Service to grant Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an unhindered access to his medical doctors.
According to Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB’S Lead Counsel, the order of Mandamus was given following a suit (FHC/ABJ/CS/2341/2022) filed by Kanu’s legal team led by Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
Ejiofor had lamented the deteriorating health condition of Nnamdi Kanu whom he said was in pain and needs urgent surgery to salvage hearing in his left ear.
The statement read partly;
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja,coram Hon. Justice Nyako, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/2341/2022, today granted leave to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for an order of Mandamus to be invoked, mandating the State Security Services (DSS) and its Director General, to grant Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unrestricted access to his medical Doctors.
His Lordship, this morning, delivered Ruling on an application that bordered on the need for urgent medical attention to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, argued by Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR- a foremost Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who led Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor and a team of lawyers.
The court in a well considered Ruling delivered this morning, consequently granted leave for judicial review in the form of order of Mandamus, compelling the State Security Services, and its Director General to allow Mazi Nnamdi Kanu UNHINDERED ACCESS to his medical doctors to enable them conduct an INDEPENDENT EXAMINATION of his present deteriorating health condition as earlier ordered by the Honourable Court on the 21st day of October, 2021.
His Lordship also granted leave for an order of mandamus compelling the State Security Services and its Director General, to provide Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with ALL HIS MEDICAL RECORDS, from the 29th Day of June, 2021,when he was remanded in the custody of the DSS, till date.
This application is aimed at ensuring that the DSS will not hide under any indiscretion to treat with levity the deteriorating health condition of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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