JUST IN: Nnamdi Kanu Sues AGF, SSS Over Alleged Rights Violation


Nnamdi Kanu has sued AGF and SSS over alleged rights violation, The Nation report.

Nnamdi Kanu Sues AGF, SSS Over Alleged Rights Violation

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has sued the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) over alleged rights violation.

Kanu, in the suit filed by his lawyer, Maxwell Opara, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, accused the respondents of denying him access to food, medical care, cloth of his choice and to practise his religion.

In the fundamental rights enforcement suit, Kanu wants the court to among others, order that he be allowed to arrange food for himself at his own expense.

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Kanu, currently being held in the custody of the SSS, argued that even though he is facing a criminal trial, the law still presumes him innocent until the contrary is proved.

He claimed that he was being held in solitary confinement by the SSS and urged the court to order his movement to Kuje prison in Abuja.

The applicant stated, in a supporting affidavit, that despite repeated orders by the court, he was still being prevented from enjoying quality medical care.

He claimed that he is suspecting that the medical personnel attending to him is a quack and incompetent to manage his health challenges.

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Kanu stated that the action of the defendants on his solitary confinement is inhuman, degrading, and constitutes a breach of section 34 of the 1999 constitution.

He wants the court to declare that the respondents while carrying out their duties are to abide by, comply with express provisions of chapter 4 of the 1999 constitution.

Kanu is equally praying the court to declare that he is entitled to the enjoyment of his right to dignity of the human person as enshrined under Section 34 of the 1999 Constitution.

He also wants the court to order the respondents to immediately allow him to appoint legal practitioners and medical personnel of his choice from any government hospital to review his health file.

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Kanu also wants the court to direct his movement from solitary confinement to where he would be allowed to pray and practice his faith unhindered, in line with constitutional provisions.