Lawyers write EU on Kanu, say IPOB leader sick

The Special Counsel to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Aloy Ejimakor, has revealed that the medical condition of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is worsening.

Ejimakor, who wrote a letter to the European Union in Nigeria on Wednesday, urged the EU to intervene in Kanu’s case, adding that the Federal Government would listen to a plea from the union.

He asked the EU to urge the Federal Government to desist from further criminal prosecution of Kanu.

The letter read, “We the solicitors of Nnamdi Kanu on whose behalf and instruction we hereby most respectfully request for the urgent intervention of the European Union Delegation in urging the Government of Nigeria to promptly implement the opinion of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the pertinent judgement of the Federal High Court of Nigeria (Umuahia) regarding the matter of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently detained by the GON in solitary confinement.

“We are also very alarmed at the worsening health condition of Mr Kanu, exacerbated by the inhumane detention conditions to which he is being subjected, including his solitary confinement since June 27, 2021.

“We trust therefore that your mission and home governments will give the most urgent and expeditious attention and consideration to our humble prayers.”