The Lead Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has disclosed that the Department of State Services, DSS, rejected the one million naira donated for the agitator’s medication and feeding.
Ejiofor said Mike Ozekhome, leader of Kanu’s legal team, raised one million naira and gave the DSS to get Kanu’s medication but the secret police rejected the money on the grounds that it could purchase the drugs.
A statement by Ejiofor said the DSS failed to provide the necessary medical attention to Kanu while detaining him despite court orders.
The statement partly read: “Though our erudite lead counsel – Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, immediately swung into action to press for the needful to be done without further ado, it is important to point out that only a few weeks ago, a cash sum of N1,000,000 was made available to the DSS by our Lead Counsel – Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, to specifically be applied for the medical needs, and routine meals of Kanu.
“Unfortunately, the detaining authority (DSS) refused to accept the money, insisting that they have all it takes to cater to Kanu’s medical needs and routine meals.”
Recall that Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor had raised alarm over DSS’s inability to feed Kanu and meet his medical needs.