Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN), lead counsel to detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, raises alarm client’s sight had deteriorated.

Written by on February 17, 2022

Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN) and lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, raised the alarm that his client’s sight had deteriorated.

Ozekhome told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, that Kanu, who is currently in custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, may go blind if nothing was urgently done to restore his sight.

The senior lawyer, who recently took over the defence team of the embattled IPOB leader, said his client’s pair of eyeglasses was confiscated in 2015, when he was initially arrested by DSS operatives, following his return to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

He equally told the court that a new pair that Kanu bought was also seized from him during his extraordinary rendition from Kenya.

Trial Justice Binta Nyako said she would look into the matter after listening to Ozekhome

The hearing for the 15-count amended charge levelled against Kanu and the other one seeking his bail has been adjourned to April 8 to rule on his applications to quash the charge.

Seun Fakorede

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