The Special Counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Barrister 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 and posted a copy on his Twitter page, urged the EU to intervene in Kanu’s case, adding that the Federal Government would listen to a plea from the EU.
He added that the EU should urge the Federal Government to cease and desist from further criminal prosecution of Kanu and instead to constructively engage him in seeking political solution to the Biafran question.
The letter reads in part, “We the solicitors of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on whose behalf and instruction we hereby most respectfully request for the urgent intervention of 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.
“Your excelency our decision to lay this matter before the EU Mission in Nigeria (and by extension, to your home governments) was propelled by the stellar human rights record of the EU and the supranational diplomatic influence the EU or the Mission can bring to bear on the Government of Nigeria and persuade it to do the right thing.
“We are also very alarmed at the worsening health conditions 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.”
Although the Court of Appeal had discharged Kanu in October, the Federal Government claimed that he was only discharged and not acquitted.
Kanu was extradited to Nigeria from Kenya in 2021 according to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, at a press conference in Abuja back in June 2021.