DSS Allegedly Seizes Legal Document from Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel, Sparks Controversy

Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has raised serious allegations against the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Ejimakor claimed that during his visit to the DSS headquarters on Monday, the secret police officials seized a crucial legal document from him without returning it.

According to Ejimakor’s statement posted on social media, he had taken a “critical” legal document to Kanu for review during his visit to the DSS headquarters. However, despite his efforts, the document was confiscated by the DSS officials, and they failed to return it to him before he left the premises.

Expressing his frustration, Ejimakor emphasized that such actions by the DSS violate Kanu’s right to a fair trial. He asserted that Kanu should not be subjected to such violations, emphasizing that “it is not a court-martial.”

“I just exited from today’s visitation with Onyendu #MNK. I took a critical legal document to him to preview it, but, as usual, the DSS seized the document and never brought it back until I left,” Ejimakor wrote in his post.

“MNK will NEVER BE TRIED under violations like this. It’s not a court-martial. #FairHearing,” he added emphatically.

The incident comes amidst ongoing legal battles involving Kanu, who has been in the custody of the DSS since June 29, 2021. Recently, the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a fresh bail application filed by Kanu, opting instead to accelerate the hearing of the Federal Government’s seven-count charge against him for treasonable felony.

Justice Binta Nyako, presiding over the case, adjourned the trial to April 17, signaling a continuation of the legal proceedings against Kanu.

The allegations raised by Ejimakor have sparked controversy and renewed concerns about the treatment of detainees and the adherence to legal procedures by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria.

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