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Kanu Distances Self From S-East Violence, Claims Innocence

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Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned figurehead of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has formally petitioned the Federal High Court, seeking relocation to Kuje correctional facility.

Making his plea on Tuesday, Kanu claimed that the Department of State Services lacked adequate medical facilities for his treatment, insinuating a coordinated effort for his demise while in their custody.

He said, “People will come to see me they will not allow them. They don’t have a medical facility. I have congestive heart failure. They are patching me up.

“My foot is swollen. I asked them to conduct surgery, and they said they couldn’t. There is a conspiracy to die in detention. I want to be transferred to Kuje.”

Rejecting Nnamdi Kanu’s bid for bail, the Federal High Court in Abuja has chosen to prioritize the swift adjudication of the seven-count treasonable felony indictment against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Kanu’s plea for bail in the rejected petition centered on his urgent need for release, citing his declining health condition as the primary concern.

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Aloy Ejimakor, representing Kanu, emphasized that the severity of his client’s health condition, verified by a government-owned hospital, was indisputable.

According to Ejimakor, Kanu’s medical examinations revealed a diagnosis of hypertension and acute heart disease.

“Our humble submission is that the medical condition of the defendant speaks for itself and the health challenge persists, despite the treatment offered him by the detaining authority,” Ejimako added.

He asserted that the ongoing incarceration of Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, endangered his well-being, emphasizing that releasing the accused on bail would allow him to meticulously plan his defense against the charges.

However, representing the Federal government, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, countered the bail request, asserting that there was no assurance that Kanu would appear for trial if released from custody.

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