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Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has filed an application with the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu is requesting that he be moved from the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje.
The IPOB leader stated in his motion, submitted through his team of attorneys led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that he has been refused access to his medical physicians.
He stated that if nothing was done to treat his failing health condition, he would die in DSS custody.
Kanu applied for an order of the trial court, “directing the transfer of the Applicant from the custody of the National Headquarters of the State Security Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, where he was initially detained before he was granted bail, pending the determination of the charge”.
He also asked the court “to grant access to his medical experts/doctors to carry out a comprehensive independent medical examination of the defendant/applicant’s health condition/status, while in custody.”
Kanu was on June 27 returned back to Nigeria, after he was arrested from a yet to be confirmed African country.