Surgery: IPOB Bars Lawyer, Ejimakor, Brother, from visiting Kanu’s DSS Cell

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned Barr Aloy Ejimakor, one of the lawyers representing its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and his (Kanu’s) younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, from visiting Kanu’s cell in the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters.

The directive was contained in a press release signed by the Head of Directorate of State of IPOB, Chika Edoziem.

Edoziem stated that as the leader of IPOB prepared to undergo surgery, even under detention, there was need for his (Kanu’s) personal doctor to be around. He claimed that Ejimakor and Emmanuel Kanu were bringing in persons unknown to Kanu as his personal doctor, thereby endangering his health.

IPOB, while dismissing Ejimakor and Emmanuel Kanu, said: ‘The lead counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the matter instituted against him by the Nigerian Government which matter is now before the Nigerian Supreme Court, is Barrister Mike Ozekhome, SAN, assisted by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor and others.

‘Any matter therefore concerning Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while still being detained at the facility of the DSS, whether such issues pertain to his health or otherwise, must be brought to the knowledge and attention of the lead council.

‘Barrister Alloy Ejimakor, Emmanuel Kanu and others working in cahoots with them must retrace their steps and desist from visiting the DSS office with people they call doctors without the knowledge of Barrister Mike Ozekhome, SAN, the lead council to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

‘The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra can no longer tolerate anyone or people who are either driven by pecuniary considerations or other motivations to endanger the life of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while in DSS custody.

‘For the avoidance of doubt, it was Barrister Mike Ozekhome SAN and Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that impressed upon the Director, Legal, of the DSS that it was absolutely necessary and important to have the personal doctor of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu get involved if any surgery must be conducted on him.

‘How come those that were never present when the understanding was reached to have Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s personal doctor involved in deciding the issue of his surgery are the ones who are parading people at the DSS as personal doctors of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu?

‘The attempt to smuggle in certain persons as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s personal physicians without informing the SAN is very suspicious to say the least.

‘The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra wish therefore to inform IPOB families worldwide and Biafrans in general that if these individuals to wit; Barrister Alloy Ejimakor, Emmanuel Kanu and those working with them (their names are known to us) continue on this path they have chosen, they and the Nigerian Government must be held responsible should anything untoward happen to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.’