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Denying Kanu access to treatment is plot to kill him, says group

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
22 September 2022   |   4:53 am
The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL), has alleged that denying leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, access to his doctors by the Department of State Services ...

Nnamdi Kanu

•Worried over DSS disregard for court orders

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL), has alleged that denying leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, access to his doctors by the Department of State Services (DSS) is a plot to kill him.

The President General of COSEYL, Goodluck Ibem, who expressed concern over Kanu’s health, said that the apex socio-political youth group in the South East has condemned the action of DSS, which is threatening the nation’s democracy.

In a statement, yesterday, in Awka, COSEYL said: “COSEYL is enraged over the blatant disregard of court order by DSS that gave Kanu permission to see his doctors for medication anytime without hindrance.

“The attention of the Igbo youth leaders has been drawn by Kanu’s legal team that he is currently suffering from gastrointestinal illness, which necessitates and requires that he sees his doctor often for proper medication as ordered by the court of law. It is worrisome that he is not even allowed to use mere antacids to reduce the pain as prescribed by his physician.

“It is alarming that the DSS will so blatantly disobey a court order permitting Kanu access to his medical doctor for treatment. If the DSS has no regard and respect for court orders, from where did they derive their powers to detain him? Are they trying to tell Nigerians that they are detaining him without the order of the court?

“We are asking these questions because the actions of DSS in disobedience to court orders tell us that they are detaining Kanu by their own order and not by the order of the court. The DSS have no right or powers to determine which court order to obey and the ones not to. They are mandated by law to obey all court orders.”