Kanu’s lawyer threatens DSS over refusal to release client
Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened the Department of State Services, DSS, over failure to comply with a court ruling ordering his client’s release.
Ejimakor warned that failure to release Kanu would trigger prompt judicial measures against the secret police.
The Special Counsel disclosed this while noting that he had served the DSS a final administrative demand for Kanu’s release.
In a tweet, Ejimakor said, “Yesterday, I served on the DSS a final ‘administrative’ demand to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in line with the 26th October Judgment of the Federal High Court (Umuahia). Failure to comply will trigger prompt ‘judicial’ measures to enforce compliance.”
Kanu had been detained by the DSS since he was arrested in June 2021 in Kenya.
Following his arrest and arraignment, the Court of Appeal in Abuja granted Kanu bail, but the Nigerian government refused to release him.
A Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, also declared the IPOB leader’s rearrest in Kenya unconstitutional and illegal.