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Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns the alleged maltreatment of Nnamdi Kanu by DSS.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the alleged torture and maltreatment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of the State Services (DSS). The apex Igbo Sociocultural group, said that interest of Nnamdi Kanu must be protected, just like the interest of any Igbo indigene would be protected by the Ohanaeze, anywhere in the world. 

The Ohanaeze made the statement based on the report made by Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor and Ifeanyi Ejiofor. The two barristers alleged on Thursday, November 18, that Nnamdi Kanu has been subjected to torture and inhumane treatment, at the DSS custody. 

They alleged that any detainee who greeted Nnamdi Kanu, during the one hour he is allowed to be outside the cell, is promptly put in solitary confinement, as a punishment for greeting Kanu.

According to the statement released by the spokesperson of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Alex Ogbonnai, the apex Igbo sociocultural group described the actions as objectionable and warned that such actions must be stopped. The statement said that the Ohanaeze would find a way to talk to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and other authorities concerned in the matter. 

Ohanaeze advised that Nnamdi Kanu should be handled with care and that whatever that is happening, should fit into the global best practices. The Igbo apex group said that people should be allowed to have access to Kanu, as it supposed to be within the rule that is obtained by people that are in detention.

Source: Punch Newspaper 

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