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A Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja yesterday fixed the 20th of July for ruling on the application filed by the counsel for Nnamdi Kanu asking the court to compel the Department Of State Services (DSS) to allow him access a medical doctor of his choice.
At the hearing of the suit, the lawyer to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mike Ozekhome informed the court that the IPOB leader, who is in the custody of the secret police requires urgent ear surgery.
Ozekhome said the DSS has repeatedly refused to grant Kanu access to his personal doctor and have also refused to release the medical records of the pro-Biafra agitator.
In his response, counsel for the DSS argued that the Kanu is being given proper feeding and medical attention while in the custody of the secret police.
At Tuesday’s proceedings, the SAN told the court that the motion dated February 2 was served on the respondents on February 3 to allow Kanu access to his doctor pursuant to an earlier order made by Justice Nyako.
He alleged that the order had been disregarded by the DSS, adding that flouting the order for access was against Section 7 of the Anti-torture Act.
He said two exhibits before the court detailed Kanu’s medical report before his rendition on June 27, 2021, and a medical report of his present health status.
‘We asked if we could see his medical report and they are refusing, and if he dies, this will cause a national commotion.
‘What do they lose by allowing an independent doctor to examine him in their presence?
‘We rely on all the processes to humbly request that you grant our omnibus prayers,’ he said.
After hearing arguments from both parties, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the matter till July 20 for judgment.